For the first MAK NITE Lab of 2013, artist Cevdet Erek (*1974 in Istanbul) has developed a site-specific performance concept.
Erek combines parts of his SSS Shore Scene Soundtrack, which was awarded the Nam June Paik Award in 2012, with drum
rhythms from his dOCUMENTA (13) installation Room of Rhythms. In SSS Shore Scene Soundtrack, Cevdet Erek uses his hands and a simple carpet to produce the entire spectrum of marine sounds that one hears by the seaside.
This work is intended as an experiment with the notions of performance, memory, body, technology, interactivity, instrument,
nature and situation-specificity.
Cevdet Ereks performance will take place inside his installation Re-Illumination conceived for the MAK exhibition
SIGNS TAKEN IN WONDER. Searching for Contemporary Istanbulin the large central section of the MAK Exhibition Hall. As an allusion to the museums history and built structure,
Erek establishes daylight as his medium of design and employs temporary architecture to make a metaphorical statement that
elucidates his immanent interest in space and rhythm.
Cevdet Erek is an artist and a musician; he lives and works in Istanbul.