The Body is Not What it Used to Be


Creation 2014

Collaboration between Palindrome, AMBER festival and RemDans
Inclusive piece with dancers with and without disabilities

‘RemDans’ was founded by the dancer, choreographer and body reader Tugçe Tuna in 2001 and continues as one of the pioneer and innovative interdisciplinary contemporary dance performance collective based in Istanbul.
‘The last stage of sleep is REM, the real sleeping stage when one dreams. The scarcity of REM, which also means clarifying of the brain, can lead to cognitive, memory, and perception disorders.

CCD Camera technology, PC+MAC computers with industrial frame-grabber.   Kinect,  MotionComposer.
EyeCon, CSound, SuperColider.

Creation: October 2014, Palindrome Dance Company e.V. and RemDans
Choreography: Robert Wechsler and Dancers
Musical composition: Andreas Bergsland, Ives Schachtschnabel, Marcello Lussana, Pablo Palacio
Length: 12 minutes

Premiered at SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul, November 9th, 2014


This one-day event took place at Salt Beyoglu on 9th of November, and presented ongoing artistic researches and some of the implementations that focus on gesture/movement based technologies extending different bodies. While new technologies extend and change the bodies we preferred to make a special emphasis on the disabilities. We call it different bodies but not disabled, since each single body has its own communication and performance capacities, which are not indeed subject of disability but divergence. Bodies’ future lays in new technologies. Technology is increasing the diversity of the bodies and blurring the borders of the body, as well as its perception.

In this day the audience is the participant. Participants will watch the presentations and discuss the topics; experience different technologies and learn and create with others along the day. All the presentations and workshops are designed for different bodies. Differently-abled people are encouraged to participate and very welcome. The technologies of body and movement in the space can only be discussed with the participation of diverse bodies.

Event curated and organized by Ekmel Ertan, realized with the participation of Robert Wechsler, Tugçe Tuna, Safay Uysal, Nilüfer Kozikoglu, Paola Tognazzi, Mutlu Güngör, Ezgi Bastug, Jaime de Val ve Nimish Biloira.




with the support of the culture programme of the European Union