The Room And The Man, 60', Play, Istanbul Theatre Festival
Directed by: Mesut Arslan
Visual and Sound Design by: Gürkan Mıhçı and Ozan Akıncı
"The Visuals that, make the story multiple, are designed by Gurkan Mihci and Ozan Akinci" Betül Memis, HaberTürk Newspaper, 11 January 2013
"The Visuals (designed by Gurkan Mihci and Ozan Akinci) do not only support the performative story also they are so amazing that should be watched and analyzed, carefully" Zeynep Aksoy, Radikal Newspaper, 25 November 2012
"We are traveling to the characters' unconscious minds. The visuals were accompanying us while we are traveling at the edge of the reality.” Kubilay Tunçer, Hurriyet Newspaper, 19 November 2012
“If the image that you created is not contained in daily reality, you may not be able to exist in your own imagination. If your image becomes real, you may not be able to recognize the subject of your imagination. Even if you are the image in somebody else’s imagination, you may be the subject of an image that is not you.”
The Room and The Man is about the probability of love and relationship which expresses itself in the obscure details of daily life… The play is based on a single text which discusses, from two different perspectives, the man and the woman who both complete contradict with each other. The Room and The Man tours about the ambiguous and transitional as well as the tense boundaries of the monologue and the dialogue, of the colloquial and intellectual languages, of the simple and the complicated, of the imagination and the reality and of the man and the woman. It confronts the audience both with the attempt of following the simple story and with the multilayered associations of the blend of the language, sound, body and the image. On one end, it is the skyline between the dream and the reality, on the other, it is the intrinsic relationship among the woman, the man and the image.
Technical details: We have designed the visuals as if they are actors to interact with actors and audience by using two projectors, two cameras and one video mixer. During the performance, the visuals are performed live and interactive according to the actors and audiences.