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Burcu Emeç

Image by Connor Bell

We were awkward at first, but then it was ok

What does it mean to collaborate with someone or something? Burcu Emeç prods this question with an imagined collaborator taking the form of plastic bubble wrap. Unfolding through a series of performance scores presented from November 5-19 and culminating in a video performance on November 26, We were awkward at first but then it was ok subverts the tensions inherent in collaboration, while reckoning with the function of objects in performance.


This is piece is a work-in-progress. It was developed with the support of the Interdisciplinary Writers’ Lab through Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal.

Creation, writing and performance: Burcu Emeç
Animations in the newsletter: Connor Bell
Cinematography and collaboration: Cedric Laurenty

Special thank you to the objects and Wolski

About the Artist: 

Burcu Emeç is practicing care, political action and rigorous curiosity. As a performance maker she blends social commentary, active listening, improvisation and visual art. Her work lives in the shifts between the highly poetic and unbearably banal, subverting codes of live performance and creating tensions between language and image. Burcu’s collaborative and independent projects have been shown in a wide range of settings in Montreal, Toronto and Germany. She is curator in residence with Christopher Willes at Studio 303 and artist in delegate production with LA SERRE-arts vivants. She is also a cultural worker and a coordinator at the artist-run centre articule. Burcu holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Concordia University (2017).

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