illusory essay of noise

installation + performance, 2023


Cem (TR) and Daphnis (GR), as a new-media artist duo, unite their diverse artistic talents to explore the concealed facets of their inner worlds. Their immersive performance blends dynamic anti-portraits, para-phonic synth scape-sounds, poetry, and voice, gently prompting contemplation on the vulnerabilities of the human psyche and physicality, all in pursuit of solace rather than conformity to societal expectations.

TimeWindow’s first festival outside of its home, CAMPSITE took place at TENT Rotterdam from 24 March to 10 April 2023.

The participating artists of TimeWindow were made into groups by the curatorial/dramaturgical team Giovanna di Giacomo & Maria Sertzetaki, to create and present new works by using existing works as starting points.

illusory essay of noise was an outcome of this process, based on the works ‘a borderless existence’ by Cem Altinoz, and ‘neo-swan song’ by Daphnis Monstrioti. The combination merged in an audiovisual performance which was performed throughout the first weekend of the festival.  The duo later on performed a developped version of this work during GRAW 2023, in the basement of TimeWindow. 



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