6 TAGE FREI 2024


by Ceylan Öztrük (Zürich)


  • Photo: Nelly Rodriguez
  • Photo: Zeynep Özkanca
  • Photo: Zeynep Özkanca
  • Photo: Nelly Rodriguez
  • Photo: Zeynep Özkanca

Orientation is the perception of space through the body. It is a body language, depending on the body to inhabit space. Ceylan Öztrük foregrounds the concept of orientation to reconsider spatiality by hosting disorientation. As disorientation involves becoming an object, a sculpture, Wearing the Angles, Kissing the Room is a narrative on the clash and meld, between the body and the building, the person and the institution, the bent and the stiff.

While a text constitutes the texture of the work expanding into the space, a dreamy perception is created by stage installations. Wearing the Angles, Kissing the Room produces the moment of bypassing, to realign the orientation between the bodies and constructed spaces, to create a different orientation towards things. Disorientation does not remain a state—it becomes an element of the body, converging the body with the building; As we stay in this moment to adjust another approach. An orientation on how we going to inhabit the space, how the space will dwell in bodies. In an everyday performance, stage is a moment of losing, in a purposeful disorientation.


Concept, Artistic direction & stage design: Ceylan Öztrük

Performance: Adél Juhász, Deborah Macauley, Ikenna Nwaogu, Ceylan Öztrük

Choreographic collaboration: Manuel Scheiwiller

Music: Berk Çakmakçı, Mertcan Mert

Costumes: Prototypes

Lighting design & technique: Demian Jakob

Outside eye: Cosima Grand

Collaboration script: Merve Ünsal

Production: Rabea Grand, Paelden Tamnyen

Photos by Nelly Rodriguez, Zeynep Özkanca

With the support of Stadt Zürich Kultur, Migros Kulturprozent Zürich, SIS – Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Co-production and guest performance made possible by Freischwimmen Network, funded by the Federal Government Comis-sioner for Culture and the Media as part of the German Association of Independent Performing Arts’ programme »Verbindungen fördern« Co-production with Gessnerallee, 2023