Asli Çavuşoğlu, Murder in Three Acts, 2012.


Date: 16 October 2012
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: Delfina Foundation

Asli Çavuşoğlu discusses the themes that surround Murder in Three Acts, her Frieze Project produced during a residency Delfina Foundation, with author David Kirby and curator Fatos Ustek.

Çavuşoğlu’s Murder in Three Acts was inspired by the representation of art in popular media, particularly in television crime series in which the artworks don’t solely exist in the background of the show, but become a vital part of the script: exhibitions function as crime scenes and art works act as murder weapons.

Imagining the decision-making process behind these props based on representation of forensics science and art, Murder in Three Acts was structured as a real-time performance involving a professional crime drama crew and actors, in which an ‘exhibition’ scene from a presumed crime drama is being discussed and rehearsed transparently during the opening hours of Frieze London. The project drew links between the role of evidence in a televised crime scene and real artworks justifying themselves in the sphere of speculation and invited special ‘advisors’ and visitors to participate in discussions with the professional cast and crew. For more information, please click here.

Murder in Three Acts was made possible by the Emdash Foundation and produced in association with Manifold Projects. With thanks to cub-ar.