In «Fresh Myths Different Times», Ulufer Çelik and Merve Kılıçer merge the reading of poems with live and sampled sounds, accompanied by improvised live illustrations by Carmen Jose projected in the space to reflect on past and present events in their homeland. For this edition, they integrate the experiences of the earthquake in Turkey and in Syria in February 2023 into their performance to enable transfer, remembrance and processing of the event in different times. Oral traditions, myths, stories, poems and songs inform their performance, and they activate this knowledge through the means of translation and sound. By confronting pain, trauma, and physical memories, the performance itself becomes a form of myth-making and knowledge-sharing.
It was performed on the 12/07/2023 at Apartment Project (Berlin) and on the 26/08/2023 Varia (Rotterdam)