"Post-Truth Spa Center" sunar / presents:
Omni-antenna ile Hissi Haberler Saati / Sensational News Session with Omni-antenna
Performans / Performance: Şafak Çatalbaş
Ses / Sound: İris Ergül
16.06.2017 DEPO İstanbul
Video dokümantasyon / Video documentation:
Kamera / Camera: Selda Asal, Ali Miharbi
Kurgu / Editing: Şafak Çatalbaş
Bu performans "Kuşla Göz Arasında" sergisi kapsamında Şafak Çatalbaş tarafından gerçekleştirilmiştir.
This performance is realised by Şafak Çatalbaş during the framework of the exhibition "In The Blink Of A Bird".
Post-Truth Spa Center provides a fictitious relaxing space set up for revising our relationship with daily news, in a time when our perception of reality is turned on its head. In our contemporary condition where news tend to address the sensations rather than the reality, this space takes the motto "Let it happen as you feel", it hints at how collective irrationality lays the foundations of our world, and makes us face the fact that the more we willingly fall for this nonsense, the more we become a part of it.
This space was located as an independent area, on the second floor of the “in the blink of a bird” exhibition. The space works as a performative installation area hosting various works that communicate each other and the post-truth concept. A performance was held by Şafak Çatalbaş here.
The performance was called “Sensational News Session With Omni-antenna” . The artist instantly fictionalizes instant news and breaks them to the audience in the room, as the twitter newsfeed is projected onto the space wall, as everyone can see live. While keeping the format of a news anchor language; she synchronizes the news stream from Twitter with her own stream of consciousness in a sense of mind-rhythm and fills this form of language with absurd content, which is triggered by momentary/spontaneous feelings she experiences.
So what we see is an instant reading, a collage of news and synchronised fiction made out of them. The feed is up to date and Safak refreshes the page once in a while. So the audience have the chance to see what is happening in actual agenda and its parallel version in the artist’s mind.