Nezaket Ekici and Shahar Marcus „The Honey Project“ 2018 performance installation
„The Honey Project“ deals with language, culture and religion.
The project is an attempt by artists Nezaket Ekici (Turkish/German) and Shahar Marcus (Israeli) to integrate the cultures and languages of the world. The work is not intended to create a „colourful sound“ of many cultures, rather it is expected to go one step further: It is about internalizing the cultures and languages of the world in order to rethink the possibility of peace that people can achieve when they understand each other.
Participating in the performance are 13 migrants from different cultures. Chosen by Ekici and Marcus in Berlin, the performers represent linguistic regions on earth: Turkish, German, Hebrew, Chinese, Spanish, English, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Italian, French and Korean. The honey scripts are inspired by the Old Testament and Jewish religion. Thus, the letters that stand for the Bible are to pass directly into the body. On the tongue, the Bible appears sweet as honey.
The performance anticipates a utopia, a world in which there are no longer any differences between the cultures, languages and religions.
Performers: Nezaket Ekici and Shahar Marcus; Jérémie Pujau, Ok-Hee Jeong, Seow Yi Qing, Gabriela Madeira, Haruka Tomatsu, Michael Stephenson, Meve Avdic, Ahmed Said, Silvia Camagni, Mica Figueiredo, Svetlana Lenichko
The Honey Project was first shown at Baustellenfest, Haus am Waldsee, Skulpturenpark, Berlin on August 25, 2018
06-02-2018Shahar Marcus, Now&After International Video Art Festival 2018 at ARTPLAY Design Center, Moscow---
06-02-2018Shahar Marcus, screening, Mobile Week Barcelona in collaboration with Loop Barcelona, Barcelona---
18-07-2018Shahar Marcus, winner of Premio Combat Prize 2018---
06-09-2018Braverman Gallery at Loop Barcelona 2018 with a solo presentation by Shahar Marcus---
17-12-2018Nezaket Ekici awarded the Paula Modersohn-Becker Art Award 2018