Letters of the Body

Pera Kids
Ages 7-9

Play a music of your choosing, and find somewhere inside the house that you can move freely. If you are ready and full of energy, we will begin to imitate the words and figures in the graffiti on display in the “Language of the Wall” exhibit. If you were to spell using your body movements, how would you depict the letters? Let’s try and find out! Begin by spelling your name using body movements along with the music. You can use any pose or any part of the environment while forming the letters. You can lie down on the ground, stand up, or tiptoe; it’s all up to you. You can form the letters of your name and surname, or surprise your family members by spelling their names instead. You would not believe what you will be able to accomplish once you set your body free...

Related Exhibition: Language of the Wall

Illustrator: İpek Kay
Game Writer: 
Neray Çeşme

This program is presented especially for the 100th anniversary of the April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, inspired by Pera Museum's digital exhibitions.

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It’s better to burn out than to fade away

It’s better to burn out than to fade away

In 1962 Philip Corner, one of the most prominent members of the Fluxus movement, caused a great commotion in serious music circles when during a performance entitled Piano Activities he climbed up onto a grand piano and began to kick it while other members of the group attacked it with saws, hammers and all kinds of other implements.

Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

Between 1963 and 1966 Andy Warhol worked at making film portraits of all sorts of characters linked to New York art circles. Famous people and anonymous people were filmed by Andy Warhol’s 16 mm camera, for almost four minutes, without any instructions other than ‘to get in front of the camera’.

Nam June Paik Video Art’s Pioneer

Nam June Paik Video Art’s Pioneer

Nam June Paik was video art’s pioneer (1932 –2006). It is interesting that while Warhol and Nameth were experimenting with psychedelic happenings that combined rock, film and performance, the video art pioneers Nam June Paik, Stephen Beck, Eric Siegel and Steina Vasulka were researching in a similar direction.