Works: Begüm Erciyas

Gerold Meppelink

Forest Silent Gathering

For Begüm Erciyas’ new performance Forest Silent Gathering, a group of audience members meet inside a forest at sunset and follow a soundtrack through headphones. An audio-social architecture is created, in which one can possibly be alone together. Changing distances invite to find new proximities. Absent figures become protagonists. As the communal space takes shape and transforms, Forest Silent Gathering makes us reflect on the bonds between people, forests and histories. What is it that keeps us together?


Direction: Begüm Erciyas Sound design: Eric Desjeux Artistic collaboration: Matthias Meppelink, Jean-Baptiste Veyret Logerias, Maru Mushtrieva Dramaturgy: David Weber-Krebs & Jonas Rutgeerts Research: Sara Manente, Ayşe Orhon Prop design: Günbike Erdemir Production: Hiros Coproduction: DE SINGEL, STUK, Arcadia 2022, PACT Zollverein, Platform 0090, Kunstenwerkplaats KWP, Münchner Kammerspiele With the support of: Vlaamse Overheid Thanks to: Min Kyoung Lee, Homo Novus Festival, Musica Impulscentrum voor Muziek