9 Stone – Ekin Bernay
31 March 2017 / 17:00 - 20:00
Pera Museum is presenting a performance program entitled Look Again between March 31 and April 2, 2017 in collaboration with Performistanbul. Inspired by Pera Museum Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation’s collection exhibitions, the program features performances by artists AslieMk, Ekin Bernay, and I. Ata Doğruel.
Pera Museum’s new public program Look Again presented in collaboration with Performistanbul aims to celebrate the art of performance as well as the visitor experience through the museum’s collection exhibitions. Curated by Simge Burhanoğlu, founding director of Performistanbul Look Again will take place over three days throughout the Pera Museum’s collection exhibitions: Intersecting World: Ambassadors and Painters, Coffee Break: Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics, and Anatolian Weights and Measures. The artists I. Ata Doğruel, AslieMk, and Ekin Bernay have been working closely with the museum’s collections and will be presenting their own interpretations. This performance program hopes to facilitate a new look into the museum’s collection and exhibiting practices.
Ekin Bernay’s performance 9 Stone is a reference to the Anatolian Weights and Measures collection exhibition. Active audience participation will be required during this performance where Bernay will focus on questions such as the rediscovery of the relation between body and soul, the freedom of the body, and body weight. Participants are bound to have a unique experience during this performance!
Friday, March 31, 17:00 - 20:00
Saturday, April 1, 14:00 - 17:00
Sunday, April 2, 14:00 - 17:00
Ekin Bernay (b. Ankara, 1987) is a performance artist, dance and movement psychotherapist living in London. A Performistanbul artist, Bernay has been dancing for 19 years, going on stage at leading London venues such as Sadler’s Wells and The Place. After earning her undergraduate degree at the Communications and Design Department of Bilkent University, the artist received a graduate degree in Fashion Industry Design Management at London College of Fashion and Dance and Movement Psychotherapy at University of Roehampton. Besides her work as an artist, Bernay works as dance therapist with individuals with Down syndrome and autism as well as in the area of adult psychology.
The performance “9 Stone” will take place on the “Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection” exhibition floor. Free admissions, drop in.
Take a look at the performace program.