Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk

Begüm Erciyas (TR)

Hands Made


By touching, we create relationships of proximity while distancing ourselves from the rest of our surroundings. But our touch is increasingly mediated by technologies that change how we experience ourselves and others. In Begüm Erciyas’ performance Hands Made, the hands of the audience will take centre stage. Accompanied by a soundtrack, spectators are asked to observe their hand and that of their neighbour, creating an effect of intimacy and alienation. Separated from the rest of the body, our hands become the focus of a reflection on handwork and touch. What have these hands been busy with? Who or what will they touch in the future?

Premiere: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, De Kriekelaar
Concept and direction: Begüm Erciyas
Artistic collaboration: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias, Lieven Dousselaere, Matthias Meppelink
Sound design: Lieven Dousselaere, Matthias Meppelink
Scenography: Élodie Dauguet
Dramaturgy: Jonas Rutgeerts
Production management: Maru Mushtrieva
Set realization: Studio Zuidervaart
Special thanks to: Gaëtan Bulourde, Robert Ochshorn Production: Outline
Distribution: Something Great
Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, DeSingel, Tangente St.Pölten Festival für Gegenwartskunst, PACT Zollverein, SPRING Performing Arts Festival Residencies: Kunstenwerkplaats KWP, Tokyo Arts and Space, La Ménagerie de Verre, Kunstencentrum BUDA Supported by Flanders State of the Art and the Tanzpraxis stipend of the Senate Department for Culture Performances in Brussels with the support of the Goethe-Institut Brussels

Begüm Erciyas (TR)

Begüm Erciyas studied molecular biology and genetics in Ankara while working on various dance projects. She studied at the Experimental Dance Academy Salzburg (AT), is a member of Sweet and Tender Collaborations and participated in several collaborative projects. She was artist-in-residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, K3- Tanzplan Hamburg, TanzWerkstatt Berlin and Goethe Institute Kyoto, among others. Her creations include Ballroom (2010), MATCH (Tanz im August Berlin, 2011), this piece is still to come (Kampnagel Hamburg, 2012) andA Speculation  (Hebbel am Ufer HAU, 2014). The latter production was also Begüm’s first residency at BUDA Kortrijk.

In residence

30 Apr 2024 – 10 May 2024

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