Daniele Pezzi - TUTULMA
Venezia, at the Oratorio di S.Ludovico, Sept. 4 / Sept, 25, 2011
Opening: September 3 at 6 pm
The tale of the Black Sea origin - the mysterious Great Flood - is the background of a journey across the promontory of Sinop in Turkey. This land was an ancient thoroughfare for travelers and merchants. A melting pot of cultures, traditions and different religions and pagan rituals that were meeting and influencing each other - in a time when the planet was the home of nomad tribes. The main character of the film is retracing the paths of his ancestors. The journey ends in front of an abandoned building - originally the radar of a former NATO base - now a stable for cows. This is the setting for the meeting with the fisherman - himself a metaphor for the sea people. The architecture turns in to a threshold. A long rite of passage takes place between its walls. To reach an upper level of knowledge. To die and come to life again as a new being. In Sinop there is an old saying which goes: “Who walks on the earth has no God”.
In the Oratorio hall is shown the video-installation “Tutulma”, in Turkish “Eclypsis”. A large marquee stands in the middle of the space, and forces the public to walk around it to find the entrance. Inside, the film “Tutulma” is projected; which has been shot in Italy and Turkey, on the occasion of the Third Biennial of Sinop, August 2010. In the smaller rooms are on display objects presented in the video: masks made of bark, geometric forms, books and drawings. All these elements are presented as sculptures, and are displayed in the space as archeological findings from a submarine expedition.
Dezroy Adam has created the audio track. He works “through the abuse of unstable systems and the intensification of acoustic dimensions. D.A. seeks for disjunctive manners of acoustic perception by the manipulation of field recordings, electronics and electromagnetic phenomena” (artist’s statement).
The show “TUTULMA/ECLISSI” by Daniele Pezzi is produced by Associazione Culturale Nuova Icona in collaboration with Associazione E.
Special thanks to: Melih Gorgun director of Sinop Biennial, Istanbul; Mustafa Kalemtas, Sinop; Ezgi Bozanti, Istanbul.
With the patronage of “Sinopale” / Third Biennial of Sinop, Turkey