Code of Silence

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Minah Lee during the performance Code of Silence. Documentation by Ash Tanasiychuk


Collaborative piece by Matthew Ariaratnam, Victor Zappi, Kıvanç Tatar, and Minah Lee.


Improvised Resolutions at Gold Saucer Studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Code of Silence is a both conceptual and physical piece which combines acoustic music, performance art and pure electronic sounds.
The four performers make use of different media to re-enact and elaborate on what entails expressing thoughts and ideas in contexts where freedom of speech is compromised.
South Korea, Italy, Turkey, Canada, these are all progressive countries where we must not be scared of revealing our thoughts. However history taught us silence is often more appreciated.
On stage, direct and indirect symbolism is used to re-enact tragedies happened in those countries, under democratic governments, where freedom of expression turned first into chaos, than into death and silence.
And that’s the origin of the code of silence.

Ash Tanasiychuk‘s Photo and video documentation of Improvised Resolutions:

Bathed in Blue Light, Banging Steam

The artists’ self-documentation of the performance @ Gold Saucer. Editted by Minah Lee