BERGEN
03. August - 04. August 2019
Sat 03.08.19 20:30 Uhr
Sun 04.08.19 20:30 Uhr
Heizhaus der Uferstudios

Termine

03. August 2019, 20:30 Uhr
04. August 2019, 20:30 Uhr
Description

Composer Laure M. Hiendl and writer Göksu Kunak a.k.a Gucci Chunk tell the story of the famous Arabesk singer Bergen, The Woman of Agonies. Arabesk is a music genre from Turkey to express the agony of the new underprivileged class that emerged after the urban migration of the 1950s and 1960s. Despite her husband Halis' demands to stop singing in nightclubs, Bergen continued her career. Out of jealousy, Halis paid someone to throw nitric acid on her face, leaving her half blind. Bergen, however, smeared glitter on her blind eye, continued to sing her music in ecstasy and became a cult figure of the 1980s. In the end, Halis murdered her. The perfor-mance/music theater not only tells the story of Bergen, The Woman of Agonies, but also the murderings of women and LGBQTI* members in Turkey.

Writer Göksu Kunak a.k.a Gucci Chunk and composer Laure M. Hiendl tell the story of the famous Arabesk singer Bergen, The Woman of Agonies. Arabesk is a music genre from Turkey, which was created to express the agony of the new underprivileged class that emerged after the urban migration of the 1950s and 1960s.

Despite her husband Halis' demands to stop singing in nightclubs, Bergen continued her career. Out of jealousy, Halis paid someone to throw nitric acid on her face, leaving her half blind. Bergen, however, smeared glitter on her blind eye, continued to sing her music in ecstasy and became a cult figure of the 1980s. In the end, Halis murdered her.

The performance/music theater not only tells the story of Bergen, The Woman of Agonies, but also the murderings of women and LGBQTI* members in Turkey. Bergen’s story is told in short hybrid texts and reduced dialogues in various performative situations. The setting gives references to the night clubs of Turkey—the solo entertainer with the keyboard or the small ensemble accompanying one singer. The almost classical narrative collapses at one point, turning into an installation, say, a landscape.

 

BERGEN eşinin para karşılığında tuttuğu biri tarafından nitrik asit saldırısına uğrayıp tek gözünü kaybeden ünlü Arabesk şarkıcısı Bergen’i anarken, Türkiye’deki kadın ve LGBTQI* bireylere sürekli olarak yapılmakta olan şiddeti arabeske ait referanslarla anlatmaktadır.

 

تحكي "بيرغن" قصة مغنية أرابيسك تركية مشهورة اسمها "بيرغن" التي أصيبت بالعمى بعد أن تعرضت لهجوم باستخدام الأسيد من قبل زوجها.

 

Performers

Text and Performance: Göksu Kunak | Music and Performance: Laure M. Hiendl | Light: Annegret Schalke

More info (and reservation options)

Fully booked! No reservations possible anymore.

Infos: ausufern@uferstudios.com

AUSUFERN 2019 - Transformationen is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. BERGEN was funded by the INM. The renovation of Heizhaus is funded by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin and the Berlin Monument Authority.

Ticket price
free admission - no RESERVIX, link TICKET INFORMATION deactivated

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