© Alex Davies

Taldans’ collaborative new work appears as a puncture in time, carving affirmations as well as disjunctions within a series of reversible threads woven into image and vision, sound and voice, function and operation. It invites a playful anticipation of where it will leak towards through the silent yet potent cracks, fissures, and defects forged within a seemingly seamless system.

Is this an antique clockwork that needs constant winding? Is this a low-tech game from the Atari generation? What kind of a unity is trying to be formed by the coming together of such unusual singularities? Dokuman redefines instrument and instrumentality in its modular landscape where functions create forms and transitory environments.

Conception and Direction: Mustafa Kaplan, Filiz Sızanlı | Interpretation & Artistic Collaboration: Kerem Gelebek, Loup Abramovici, Cevdet Erek, Erki de Vries, Filiz Sızanlı, Mustafa Kaplan | Sound & Music: Cevdet Erek | Scenography: Erki de Vries | Dramaturgy: Gurur Ertem | Light Design: Erki de Vries & Yüksel Aymaz | Co-production: Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture, Festival Montpellier Danse 2009 & 0090 Kunsten Festival | Supporters: Dans le cadre de la Saison de la Turquie en France, juillet 2009 – mars 2010 «Turquie et merveilles», Productiehuis Rotterdam & De Singel Internationale Kunstcampus | Special Thanks to Yelin Bilgin, Sinan Kestelli, Tugay Başar, Timuçin Gürer, CULTURESCAPES - Türkei, Istanbul Bilgi University – Performing Arts Track & garajistanbul | Première: February 2009, De Singel, BELGIUM