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Secreted Functions

Performance, 90 minutes

Top Transdisciplinary Project Space is hosting AslieMk’s new performance work “Secreted Functions” on behalf of Posthumanism Reading Group, hosted by Tuçe Erel.

AslieMk (Aslı Dinç&Mk Yurttaş) will use the TopLab as a stage and invite the audience to be observant of an on-going experiment throughout the performance, which explores the exchange of body-liquids – here an exchange of saliva and other undefined liquids – of two bodies and sampling of the exchanged liquids, which will be investigated after the performance on behalf of the mini-residency at TopLab. “Secreted Functions” will display AslieMk’s bodies will become a machine, which will enable the exchange of body liquids to explore the transformation of microorganisms in the human body.

Tuçe Erel, curator, art writer, has been hosting the Posthumanism Reading group at Top Transdisciplinary Project Space since February 2018. On behalf of the reading group, she curates and hosts exhibitions, artist talks and performances. “Secreted Functions” will engage with TopLab infrastructure (a DIY community bio-lab located at the project space) and in collaboration with TopLab member Mirela Alistar (scientist/artist) samples collected during the performance will be analyzed for the next stages of the work.

The performance will be held in collaboration with Top Transdisciplinary Project Space and the international performance art platform Performistanbul supported by SAHA. The performance will also be supported by Roberto Cimetta Mobility Fund

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