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Murat Adash

https://muratadash.com/

Haci Ali Sokak / Bahtiyar Apt. 3 / 5, Istanbul, Turkey
The performance-based work of Turkish artist Murat Adash seeks to investigate relations and frictions between corporality and spatiality. A selection of recent projects include: Barbican, London; Delfina Foundation, London; SALT, Istanbul; The Hangar, Beirut; Manifesta 11, Zurich; Iceberg Projects, Chicago; Grimmuseum, Berlin; Motorenhalle, Dresden; Kriti Gallery, Varanasi. Adash holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a current PhD Candidate at Goldsmiths in London.

Edges of the Body


Camouflage and the Performative Dimensions of Morphology

Edges of the Body


Camouflage and the Performative Dimensions of Morphology
The living creature’s aesthetic and social response to the temptation of or attraction to space
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  • New areas of operation

My idea proposes an inquiry into a novel concept of camouflage in relation to choreography as a form of embodied, living architecture. The concept of camouflage embodies processes through which the self is negotiated in and through space. The chameleonic term provides an ideal frame to tackle questions of how we attempt to fit in, identify with and position ourselves in relation to an environment. In this way, the very idea of camouflage carries within itself an architectural concern.

In a work-in-progress moving image piece (Video Password: UNFIX), dancers perform camouflage acts and movements in a variety of man-made urban spaces and structures that resemble natural landscapes. The dancers blend into their environments not by becoming invisible, but precisely through manipulating the terms of their visibility in space. To be further developed, I aim to explore the embodiment of camouflage as a political critique of structures of visibility to create new living architectures.



Edges of the Body


Camouflage and the Performative Dimensions of Morphology

Edges of the Body


Camouflage and the Performative Dimensions of Morphology
The living creature’s aesthetic and social response to the temptation of or attraction to space
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

My idea proposes an inquiry into a novel concept of camouflage in relation to choreography as a form of embodied, living architecture. The concept of camouflage embodies processes through which the self is negotiated in and through space. The chameleonic term provides an ideal frame to tackle questions of how we attempt to fit in, identify with and position ourselves in relation to an environment. In this way, the very idea of camouflage carries within itself an architectural concern.

In a work-in-progress moving image piece (Video Password: UNFIX), dancers perform camouflage acts and movements in a variety of man-made urban spaces and structures that resemble natural landscapes. The dancers blend into their environments not by becoming invisible, but precisely through manipulating the terms of their visibility in space. To be further developed, I aim to explore the embodiment of camouflage as a political critique of structures of visibility to create new living architectures.




Idea by

Murat Adash
Haci Ali Sokak / Bahtiyar Apt. 3 / 5
Istanbul
Turkey
The performance-based work of Turkish artist Murat Adash seeks to investigate relations and frictions between corporality and spatiality. A selection of recent projects include: Barbican, London; Delfina Foundation, London; SALT, Istanbul; The Hangar, Beirut; Manifesta 11, Zurich; Iceberg Projects, Chicago; Grimmuseum, Berlin; Motorenhalle, Dresden; Kriti Gallery, Varanasi. Adash holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a current PhD Candidate at Goldsmiths in London.