Nazlı Gürlek



Participatory site-specific performance, raised floor, stones 

Galata Greek Primary School, May 27, 2017, 4-6 pm

Threshold is a participatory performance, a study of the body in relation to the ground and a body awareness exercise.

As one walks from the lowest to the highest point on the modified ground, a slight squeeze is felt in the stomach and the chest, due to the changing pressure. While coming down instead, at the exact same spot a slight relaxation is released. That spot is a personal "threshold". A threshold that is marked by the body and noticed only if one listens carefully to her/his own body. We leave a stone there on the floor.

Threshold invites you to come and find your own personal threshold and mark it with a stone. Stones accumulate and at the end of the performance we have a landscape that is formed by many personal thresholds of bodily projections.

This performance is created with inspiration from Ahmet Doğu İpek's ongoing show "23 Years, 187 Kg, 32°" and took place inside his installation. 

Thanks to Ahmet Doğu İpek, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Yaren Akbal, Asli Arduman, Murat Adash, Lara Ögel, Simge Burhanoğlu, Deniz Gül and all those who participated