“Dreaming of Istanbul”

Asemic writing, ink and acrylic on paper 21x29,7cm

Jury selection for the festival "Orientexpress - Encounter of cultures Orient and Occident"

Galerie Schwarzbach, Wuppertal, Germany 

August 2015


The city of Wuppertal resonates for me with Pina Bausch, visionary dancer and choreographer.

Her performances are mesmerising by the fluidity of her choreographies, bodies writing sceneries and stories on stage.

"Dreaming of Istanbul" is a personal tribute to Pina Bausch and to dance. How would have Pina told the stories taking place on board of the Orient express with destination Istanbul?

Lines : railways, lines of destiny crossing themselves on board of the Orient Express, a train in continuous movement. Landscapes and cultures unfolding as the train progresses towards its destination. Who are the passengers of the Orient Express? What are their stories? How do they interact with each other?

These are the stories left on the paper in asemic writing, transcending the barriers of language. A symphony being written and played.  Golden dust falling on their dreams as they come closer to their common destination, end at the crossroad between orient and occident: Istanbul.

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