by Marya Morstad
April 20, 2006
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with Gulgun Kayim.
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Skewed Visions was created ten years ago by theater graduate students Gulgun Kayim, Sean Kelley-Pegg and Charles Campbell who found they shared a similar aesthetic. Their site-specific, multidisciplinary approach to theater continues to challenge, intrigue and stimulate audiences in ever-changing, non-theatrical venues.
Their current production, “Days and Nights” is a trilogy of inventive and experimental work by each member of the collective, which features a labyrinth of rooms and corridors where hidden worlds are revealed. The performances are set in the historic Grain Belt Office Building in Northeast Minneapolis.
Gulgun was recently selected by the Creative Capital Foundation, (based out
of NYC), to produce a new interdisciplinary work titled “Self Portrait,” which explores memory and identity, using Kayim’s own Turkish Cypriot history, and is slated for a
premiere at the Walker Art Center in 2008 as well as to audiences in London
and Cyprus. Kayim was the only Minnesota artist selected this year to receive Creative Capital support.
Skewed Visions presents
DAYS AND NIGHTS
A fascinating and diverse immersive exploration of isolation, myth and memory
New works by Gülgün Kayim, Charles Campbell, Sean Kelley-Pegg.
Through May 14
Historic Grain Belt Office Building
1215 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis
Days and Nights dives into a labyrinth of rooms and corridors, where hidden worlds surface or are revealed.
FOUR ARTISTS, THREE VISIONS, ONE SPACE
This new series of three original, distinctive performances will be presented together in a single site, allowing audiences to see all three works in one evening.
Hidden Room by Gülgün Kayim
Incorporates puppetry (developed with master puppet artists Michael Sommers) and the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale to tell the stories of Jewish and Polish graphic artist, author and Holocaust victim, Bruno Schultz. 2005 Ivey Award winner Nathan Christopher is featured.
A Quiet Ambition by Charles Campbell, Cherri Macht
A meditation on anxiety and solitude
Time for Bed by Sean Kelley-Pegg
Filmed entirely with dolls, figurines to explore childhood, fantasy and obsession
With the premiere of Days and Nights, Skewed Vision celebrates 10th anniversary season with the distinction of being the only professional site-specific performance company in Minnesota and one of very few groups producing this work in the country.
Days and Nights follows the enthusiastic critical response and audience excitement for The City Itself Trilogy (2004). The Trilogy received Top 10 Best Performance and Artists of the Year from City Pages.
www.skewedvisions.org (Can purchase tickets online)