“Rossellini proved that all you really needed to make a movie was two people in a car and a camera, ” says Jean-Luc Godard about Rossellini. 2PCC is the abbreviation for ‘two people in a car and a camera’, a dance piece that investigates the emotional dynamics created by the presence of two bodies in a frame. 2PCC is also the crystal structure of a complex between electron transfer partners.

After investigating the possibility of breaking with the emphasis on the presence of the performer in the form of solo representation in “1+”, Temiz researches now other types of relation in the duo form and invites the spectator to question on one’s own interpretation in what is considered as given information. The departure point of 2PCC is the presence of two bodies in space and the question of how juxtaposition becomes relation, how one and one make two.

Project Description

There are two major types of relation: the first one is epistemological; it is about all logical connections like entailment such as in Socrates’ deductive reasoning on a man’s mortality. “Socrates is mortal” as he inherits the attribute of mortality by being a man. The second type of relation is ontological: a person is a child in relation to his/her parent for example. In the first type, we are in the field of logical connections that belong to objective knowledge. In the second type, we consider the individual in relation to another. Thus we make our own ‘narrative configuration’; we add our own interpretation from our experience of what a child would mean in relation to his/her parent. In 2PCC, Riebort and Temiz depart from an ordinary situation such as walking and aim to multiply the position that one takes in relation to the other within an ongoing action. On Time and Narrative, philosopher Paul Ricœur says that intrigue is seen as a structuring of the chaotic experience of time through the act of narrative configuration. With this perspective, an intrigue could occur within a simple action through a specific treatment that will create a chaotic experience of time at spectator. How far can we stretch time to let the imagination be the source for a subjective narration - similar to an intrigue? How far can we hold the tension in suspension without arriving to a resolution? Or how fast can be the recognition of an image? How tension, meaning, suspension and resolution are manipulated through architectural and bodily structures?

2PCC collects cinematic moments, reenacts by deforming them in order to make time multiply the potential meanings of what the image requires. In film, a sequence is a series of scenes that form a distinct narrative unit. A scene is another unity. In 2PCC, we will divide the unity until we reach the simplest entity that carries the essential figure for the information that needs to be delivered. In this way, the audience could witness relation appearing, disappearing, reappearing, transforming and being transformed in an ongoing flow. Rather than the content, we will focus on the strategies that allow a narration. We are not looking for the representation of an emotional state but for the dynamics that are beyond it and that make such representation possible: two people, a surrounding and a frame.

The image of two people walking together, one behind the other, chasing each other, threatening, competing, waiting for each other... Audience can shift from one meaning to another and witness how by time, relation is object to change. Thus, body becomes a screen of projection for different meanings, states and emotions to appear. How can body become surface for the different landscapes to stream one after the other? How can one action become a love story or a horror movie; carry controverting information? 2PCC can be considered as a study on image making process by inviting the spectator to think on one’s own apprehensions, preconceptions and question why these associations are happening rather than others. How an image is processed and how do we process an image?


Concept: Bahar Temiz

In collaboration with Maik Riebort

Co-production: Platform 0090