Daydream in Toronto & Tube by Nezaket Ekici

Performance
March 18–30, 2008Gallery TPW, 56 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

During this residency presented in the context of FADO’s on-going IDea series, Turkish artist Nezaket Ekici, the artist creates two new video works in addition to presenting a new live performance. The images Ekici creates in her work are from the everyday environment, presented with either a theatrical sensibility or the beauty of minimalist sculpture.

“The idea, the thought, the draft form the basis of the execution of my artwork which takes form as performance and installation. Ideas and performance images come from everyday life situations, social and cultural atmospheres. In both performance and installation work, the body, alone, is the means of expression. The subjects I deal with are time, movement, space, material, body, action/interaction. I try to create works of art that create free space for associations and new possibilities for the audience. Taking a special situation from everyday life and without illustrating it exactly, one for one; I place it into a new context. I aim to create art where all of the elements are connected together to form a whole work of art (Gesamtkunstwerk).
~Nezaket Ekici

A student of Marina Abramovic (MFA, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, 2004) and a member of IPG (Independent Performance Group), Nezaket’s work has been presented at International Festivals, galleries and events around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Istanbul, Italy, Taiwan, Holland, France.

Exhibition: March 28–29, 2008 @ 12:00pm–5:00pm
Opening reception: March 28 @ 7:00pm
Live performances: March 28 @ 8:00pm & March 29 @ 2:00–4:00pm


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Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer