artlab, mixer, istanbul, march 2013
invited by curator Mehmet Kahmaran, in collaboration with Radna Rumping, partly funded by ECF, Step Byond
Interested in international relations, parliamentary systems and underlying motives of decision-making Marieke Warmelink created an interactive performance/ installation and intervention called Shared Voices I. The work was created during a month residency at Artlab, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey.
Shared Voices is based on creating a platform of exchange for the public and the local passerby,
inviting people to participate and to share ideas. The mobile wallpainting illustrates a parliament setting. In front the wall is platform with a lectern desk and a microphone.
The audience is first asked to take a seat at a typical Turkish table that is a symbol for official interaction and negotiation between different parties. Here the project is explained briefly to the participant
The participator was then invited to the stage and asked three questions, which they could answer
on a personal level or share his or her view upon the socio-political climate in the country of their origin.
The outcome of this interactive performance was documented on film and camera. Selected
photos and a conducted sound piece were presented during the final exhibition at Mixer.
Interview with Marieke Warmelink about Artlab
Turkish text (website Grizine)
Video documentation Shared Voices