This Friday [1 May] at 7:30pm we will Live Stream DENIZ ÜNAL: CHARACTERS OF CONTROL [Part 3: Soft Toy Edition] a performance with Amy Gwatkin and Nadja Voorham which was presented on 6 APRIL 2019 as part of the exhibition ‘Something soft’. This screening will be interrupted by a LIVE surprise, offering a new perspective to the work.
A Live Stream link will be available here on Friday.
Playing with the subject and the interaction between performer, viewer and camera, CHARACTERS OF CONTROL plays with the dichotomies between dominant and submissive, predator and prey, carer and cared for and states of invocation and exorcism. Touching on ideas of seduction, sensuality and transgression, ‘Characters of Control’ desires to make a vocabulary of movements and interactions around an overlapping network of characters of intimacy, desire and control. Presented as a series of performances, related video and costume/wearable sculpture. Each iteration of the performance looks at another aspect within this expanding vocabulary. This edition of the performance presented at Kunstraum was the third iteration and introduces the transitional object- drawing on fetishes such as Furries and Plushies as inspiration, as a way to further play with the subject and the interaction between performer, viewer and camera.