Sena Başöz, Slalom. Credit Dimitris Parthimos for TAVROS

Dates and times:  Thursday 26 May: 19.00-19.30
Friday 27 May: 13.00*-13.30
Saturday 28 May: 15.00*-15.30 & 16.00-16.30
Location:  Reading Room (Level 2)
Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Tickets:  Free. Book.
Artist talk:  Thursday 19 May. More info here.

Watch performers slalom towards a future affected by climate change as Delfina Foundation artist-in-residence Sena Başöz investigates how reconsidering the past can be a generative, healing act.

This live performance – taking place four times across three days in the Reading Room at Wellcome Collection – uses movement, sound and the institution’s collections to explore the role of archives in practising ‘care’ and regenerating the future.

UK premiere by Sena Başöz at Wellcome Collection


Sena Başöz is a Turkish artist and filmmaker based in Istanbul. Her work investigates healing processes after cases of trauma focusing on regeneration possibilities of what is frozen, dead, stale or lost. The organism’s self-repair and the balance nature obtains in the long run constitute the backbone of the narratives she employs in her works. Her recent solo exhibitions were Clam at Matsuake, Librairie Yvon Lambert, Paris, Astronomical Movements at Bilsart, Istanbul and Ars Oblivionis at Lotsremark Projekte, Basel.

Sena is a current resident at Delfina Foundation. She was also in-residence in winter 2022, during which she first initiated this performance work.


There will be a printed script available for each performance.

*The performances on Friday at 13.00 and on Saturday at 15.00 will be a relaxed events, which means that if you need to, you are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

Further access information is available on this page on the Wellcome Collection website. For requests or requirements, email Wellcome on or call 020 7611 2222.


Commissioned by: Block Universe in partnership with Delfina Foundation and SAHA Association
Concept and direction: Sena Başöz
Choreography: Sena Başöz, Sedef Gökçe, Canan Yücel Pekiçten
Performance and dance artists: Sena Başöz, Sedef Gökçe, Canan Yücel Pekiçten
Original soundtrack: Semih Fırıncıoğlu