Constant changes, silent witnesses



"Constant changes, silent witnesses is a story of drifting through Istanbul. It observes changes in the city, the disappearance of old buildings and green spots, the displacement of people - yet also their resistance. However, the actual witnesses of these transitions are the trees, some of which are 700 years old, seemingly silent spectators of what is unfolding. Through my dance, I connect spaces where these processes juxtapose and become apparent." (Jasmin İhraç)

Concept/Choreography Jasmin İhraç
Dance Jasmin İhraç
Parkour Berkay Yunus Kaplan
Camera Neslihan Siligür, Yusuf Emre Yalçin
Sound Erkal Taşkın, Dominik Avenwedde
Editing Adam Wakeling, Can Eskinazi
Contributers Gizem Nalbant, Bülent Nalbant, Sulukule Ekibi, Çiğdem Şahin, Çağlar Yiğitoğulları
Music "Sibaai" (Cymin Samawatie-ECM Records/Verlag GmbH), performed by Cyminology (P) 2011 ECM Records GmbH, used by arrangement with ECM Records
Ignaz Schick and Martin Tetréault, Music from the album "live 33 45 78", Ambiances Magnétiques AM 191, 2006
"Kundry" by Angelika Niescier, from: The Berlin Concert, intakt records 305, Angelika Niescier (saxes), Christopher Tordini (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
Text "Bir Dava", Ayhan Geçgin, Metis Yayınları, Istanbul, 2019
Voiceover Çağlar Yiğitoğulları
Photos Viola Yeşiltaç


Thanks to Diana Näcke, Viola Yeşiltaç, Turan Tayar, Mürtüz Yolcu, Graziela Diez Garisto, Ferhat Korklu
With the kind support of Tarabya Cultural Academy, Goethe Institute and NRW Arts Foundation

Presentations
Athens, Polychoros KET, April, 4, 2019
Marseille, La Friche la Belle de Mai, April, 24, 2019
Berlin, Kino Central, November, 4, 2019
Istanbul, Salt Beyoğlu, November, 20, 2019
Cologne, Filmforum, Museum Ludwig, Moovy Tanzfilmfestival, April, 19, 2020
Online Screening, Moovy Tanzfilmfestival, Dezember, 28, 2020 - January, 15, 2021