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THIS MORTAL HOUSE
BUILDING 1


THE PROJECT

5250 Bricks (20x10x5 cm)

150 bricks per layer of wall

175 cm height

110 cm passage between walls

Each brick requires 2 ½ minutes of work

218,75 brick per day

6 days a week, 8 hours a day

The performer will spend 24 days constructing her own labyrinth from the inside out.

Using the blueprint for Daedalus’ original Cretan labyrinth, as well the new forms of communication that will inevitably arise as her other senses are heightened, the blindfolded performer will excavate and physically map out the buried, imprisoned contents of her spirit.

As the labyrinth changes shapes and evolves in perpetual construction further entrapping the performer corporeally, and, as she endures, and navigates her self-imposed blindness, she seeks to escape her

self-imprisonment by openly manifesting it. In doing so, she, like Cleopatra, will take full responsibility for her freedom.

Week One

This Mortal House, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul
This Mortal House, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul
This Mortal House, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul

Week Two

Photo Korhan Karaoysal, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul
Photo Korhan Karaoysal,Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul
Photo M.S.H., Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul

Week Three

Photo Korhan Karaoysal,Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul

“The poem, the song, the picture, is only water drawn from the well of the people, and it should be given back to them in a cup of beauty so that they may drink - and in drinking understand themselves” Federico Garcia Lorca

Photo Korhan Karaoysal, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul

Week Four

Photo Umut Durmuş, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul
Photo Korhan Karaoysal, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul