Philoctetes: Rehearsals (Act I)
Artun Alaska Arasli
An attempt to approach the radio play genre through what surrounds it, Philoctetes: Rehearsals (Act I) is the first act in imagining the processes of a non-existent play through the play's rehearsals and the life of its actors outside practice hours. Presented here in this first act is the beginning of its rehearsal processes: actors commute back and forth to the rehearsal space, and initial discussions are carried out to grasp the text. This radio play is made almost entirely out of found sounds, with occasional interjections by the artist.
Artun Alaska Arasli is a Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee resident. He is an artist and writer based in Amsterdam. Presentations of his work include Bird Time, bologna, Amsterdam, Prose, Kantine, Brussels; Cardena: Warming Up, Rozenstraat, Amsterdam; Porcupine, Jan Van Eyck, Maastricht; The Beauty Commission, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. His texts have been published in Le Chauffage, nY, Interjection Calendar (Montez Press). Since 2017 he has co-authored theater plays for i.a. NTGent, Toneelgroep Oostpol, and Het Zuidelijke Toneel.