DA DA DIE
21.07.2023 @Non-Machines exhibition, Weimar
16.09.2022 @Summaery, Weimar
Project Design & Direction: Belcim Yavuz
Installation & Costume Design: Hüseyin Özer
Sound Design & Live Performance: Stefan Klötzer, Saeid Shafiei
Performance: Belcim Yavuz, Emil Torp, Eva Girzalsky, Fah Assau
Laura Eleana Bein, Maya Nathalie Gomez, Thai Tai Pham
Documentation: Vivi Morais
Imagine a machine that is programmed to perform one task,
the reason for its existence is a task to fulfill…
Now run for your life,
type on your laptop the whole day,
turn around till you faint…
Repeat doing whatever you came to this world for!
Fulfill your human purpose!
We are recreating ourselves and our reflections in every machine we've made. Is AI becoming more and more human? Or are we gradually becoming mere robots that are programmed to fulfill some tasks while being forced to repeat certain actions in order to be disciplined, tamed, and kept under control... Veiling our animalistic parts to reach the civilized versions of ourselves. How can we break the cycle of this regulated mechanism called life?
The ephemerality of human life is what distinguishes us from machines; we have a rather more limited time on this earth. Can we break the cycle of life and time while playing with death? Through movement, we will discover the transformative power of repetition and research the concepts of discipline and time. We will erase ourselves and our identities to discover other ways of being. Eventually, we will celebrate the death, life, and time that we have on this earth.