The performance GREEN GLITCH is an adaptation of the play DreamBazaar, written and performed by artist Can Bora. Inspired by Samuel Beckett's work, the play premiered in Istanbul in 2020 and portrays an absurd world filled with ghosts, human expectations, and disappointments. It sheds light on global crises and interpersonal self-care as the world is on the verge of an upside-down equilibrium due to global warming.
The story revolves around Adam, who cares for the last plant on Earth (a little fern) in hopes of attracting rain and witnessing a rainbow one last time. The artist appeals to lies to convey the truth, emphasizing the importance of care and gentleness, which "appears first as a failure", as Anne Dufourmantelle writes. Through the relationship with a plant, eroticism, care, anthropocentrism, and human failure are interwoven, highlighting the urgency of taking care of the wider ecology that we are a part of.
Can Bora is an artist who identifies as queer and works across multiple disciplines, including theatre, dance, and performance art. He has a strong background in Somatic Practices, Experimental Dance, and Theatre Studies. After completing his MA in Performance Practices at ArtEZ (Arnhem), video-making became a prominent aspect of his artistic practice. Bora focuses on exploring the concept of "the felt-sense" and views the body as a tool for interrogating cultural norms and systems through its materiality. His interdisciplinary performances have received recognition, including The Best Innovative Theatre award and nominations for Best Light Design and Best Choreography from prestigious institutions in Turkey.
This event is free to attend.