Ekin Bernay’s performance titled “ATLAS” will be at V&A Friday Late Event, London

Ekin Bernay's "ATLAS" performance

Our alumna Ekin Bernay’s performance titled “ATLAS” is in London in collaboration with the V&A Museum and Performistanbul!

Ekin Bernay’s new 33-minute performance titled “ATLAS”, which was invited by the V&A Museum and performed in partnership with Performistanbul, meets the audience on November 26, in the Raffaello Room of the museum in London, as part of the V&A Friday Late. The journey of the performance, inspired by the composition of Seikilos Epitaph, the oldest surviving musical composition, dates back to February 2021.

V&A Friday Late 26.11.2021: 18:30 – 22:00
Atlas 1st Session: 19:30 – 20:03
Atlas 2nd Session: 21:00 – 21:33
*Please book your free ticket for your preferred time at this address.

The idea of ​​performance emerges when Ekin Bernay, in search of a sense of truth, focuses on her spine, which she describes as “the axis of my reality from which all my experiences in the world are created, the place where neurons transmit meaningful signals to command every moment of the simulation called life.”

“I look in the mirror and face impermanence.
All I can give is my life in honesty.
Living is lonely but still full of love.
This is me, I carry on, I’m searching.”
Ekin Bernay

The performance takes place as part of V&A Friday Late in partnership with the V&A Museum and Performistanbul, with the sponsorship of Sirmersan & Design Elements Co, and with the support of Emin Hitay, Ömer Burhanoğlu, and Irem Erim.

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Atlas, Ekin Bernay, 2021
33 minutes
In collaboration with Performistanbul
As part of the V&A Friday Late

Wearable Technology and Visual Effects: Abi Sheng
Second Skin Outfit Design: Florence King
Sound Design: Anna Lann
Marble Production: Sirmersan & Design Elements Co.
Installation Design: Joseph Bond Studio
3D Hairpin Design: Ultra Mega Omega Ltd
Photo Documentation: Burçin Ergunt
Film: Jerome Monnot, Sibling Studios

Supported by Faruk Sade Art Fund 2021.

Hitay Foundation, Sirmersan & Design Elements Co., Ömer Burhanoğlu, İrem Erim

Special Thanks:
Naz Balkaya, Melike Bayık, Ferit Bernay, Simge Burhanoğlu, Ömer Burhanoğlu, Banu Çarmıklı, Burçin Ergunt, İrem Erim, Emin Hitay, Azra İşmen, Dimitris Karagiannakis, Big Eyes, LEONN Meade, Jerome Monnot, Georgia Palmer, Joel Palmer, Fulya Sade, Sera Sade, Ali Sirkeci.

About the V&A Museum and Friday Late:

The V&A Museum is one of the world’s leading art and design museums and houses a permanent collection of more than 2.3 million objects spanning over 5,000 years of human creativity.

Held on the last Friday of each month, the V&A Friday Late event program brings visitors face-to-face with emerging artists, creating a space for a critical discussion of contemporary issues while advocating for new and subversive design.*

*The text is taken from Performİstanbul
Photo Credit: Burçin Ergunt