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Monologue of a furious artist

Premiere: 20.11.2014
Final show: 27.02.2018 (Currently no tickets available)

With the distance provided by Berlin, a Kurdish artist reflects on his life in Turkey. He observes the recent protest movements, and the state, social, cultural and artistic responses to them. One day the artist gets up and tries out the uprising himself; against neighbours, fellow artists, gallerists. He complains about those who wave the Turkish flag, people from Istanbul, the general course of events, and dares to ask if it was really wise to install electricity in every Kurdish village.
In Aufstand (Uprising), Mely Kiyak processes her experiences as an eyewitness to the protests in Turkey and describes her perspective on the uprising; beyond the images of tear-gas clouds, marching policemen, and people with gas masks.
Co-production with the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe





Directed by


Mehmet Yılmaz


»Kiyak beschreibt eine Identitäts- und Gerechtigkeitssuche. Mit Brisanz und Witz, mit Zorn und Ratlosigkeit.«

Tagesspiegel, Patrick Wildermann