Works: Begüm Erciyas

Begüm Erciyas

Voicing Pieces

In Voicing Pieces, one’s own voice is staged to become the protagonist. In the intimacy of an isolated sound booth, guided by a simple score, the audience becomes spectator of their own voice.

The act of speaking and simultaneously hearing one’s own voice turns into a theatrical and choreographic experience, sculpted anew with each individual interpretation of the score. The voice becomes a place for action, a spectacle or a surprise. Isn’t one’s own voice always inauthentic and uncanny? Who is speaking, when one’s own voice speaks? Rather than recognizing oneself in the stranger, Voicing Pieces is an invitation to recognize the stranger in oneself.


Concept: Begüm Erciyas Realization: Matthias Meppelink, Begüm Erciyas Dramaturgy: Marnix Rummens Text: Matthias Meppelink, Begüm Erciyas, Jacob Wren Set Realization: Tim Vanhentenryk Artistic collaboration: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias Production Management & PR: Barbara Greiner Production: Begüm Erciyas, Platform 0090 Tour Management: Hiros Coproduction: wpZimmer, STUK Leuven, Tanzfabrik Berlin/ Tanznacht Research Support/Residency: Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Q-O2, FrankfurtLAB, Tanzrecherche NRW, Goethe Institut – Villa Kamogawa Supported by: Hauptstadkulturfonds Berlin