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Eternity: A Journey

 At the end, when the sound mates with dance,  I give birth to a painting.


The Heart Painting:  Size 2x1meter

TO ME in 2013-14:

With a curiosity and a want to see my HOW MANY (3-4-5) dimensional thought patterns and intentions on a canvas as 2-dimensional paint marks had been haunting me when I was practicing my tai-chi in my studio on a cold February evening in 2012.

Tai-Chi Warrior 2x1 meter
I stepped over a piece of board, poured some paints on it and carried on doing my ta-chi session. Since then my feet have been in many paint splashes across the world.
Each painting is a map of intentions set, a non-verbal dialog. I feel as if my body is a brush of a calligrapher and I move with the breath.
The calligrapher is the designer of the system and it is so vivid as the raw, primal force which can be connected through rituals.

A Shaman performs the ritual with paint, sound and dance to connect with the calligrapher.

At the end when the sound mates with dance in the moment, I give birth to a painting.



             Mercan Dede


       Live Free İmprovisation
       Alto Saxophone: Herve Perez

Herve is a special musician.

Herve Perez:  Sound:      

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