With Their Hearts, People Walk

With Their Hearts, People Walk by artist collective GuGuOu in collaboration with LLOYD
Contribution text by Pelin Uran

Opening 5 April from 5pm start at LLOYD, Oosterlijke Handelskade 34.
From 6 – 9pm at Corridor Project Space, Veemkade 574.
Open between 31 March till 20 April

With Their Hearts, People Walk is title of the new performance and installation by the artist collective GuGuOu formed by Güneş Terkol, Güçlü Öztekin, and Oğuz Erdin. GuGuOu was formed in 2015 and based in Istanbul. Individually they took part in international exhibitions and biennials.
The project With Their Hearts, People Walk is part of Corridor’s year programme In Your Own Backyard. The programme focuses on local resources, collaborations with neighbours and vicinities. Because the most interesting stories can be found in our own backyard. This time we collaborate with LLOYD where GuGuOu will have their studio on platform 4.

For this new work, GuGuOu will concentrate on sound and movement. As inspiration they take the location of the Veemkade and the history of LLOYD as departure point of migration. Distant sounds unknown to those whom travel may not be appreciated at first, while other sounds may create melodies in our heads that we keep with us during our walks.

GuGuOu will make a fabric banner with hand sewed characters leading to a story without an clear narrator in LLOYD. Its content will be shaped by the surroundings and encounters they will have in Amsterdam East. Between 31 March and 3 April the artists will be working between noon till 4pm on the platform. From 3 April till 5 April the result of their works will be exhibited in the same space. During both dates, the space is open for public, you are more then welcome to see their process and the new embroidery specially made for this collaboration.
For the opening, the banner will be carried from LLOYD to Corridor by a public walk accompanied by a music parade.
At Corridor, they will make an installation that will function as a stage for the music performance and jam session.

Opening
5 pm welcome drink provided by LLOYD at platform 3 of the building. Oosterlijke Handelskade 34.
5.30 pm introduction
6 pm take the banner and walk with acoustic music parade to Corridor, Veemkade 574.
6 – 9 pm opening at Corridor
7 pm music performance by GuGuOu
8 pm open jam session bring your own instrument

Exhibition at Corridor is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 2-6pm
This project is supported by Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsdeel Oost, SAHA association and LLOYD.

image credit: GuGuOu performance at the solo exhibition by Güçlü Öztekin at Drimart Gallery, 2017.