Intermissions: Özgür Kar, DAWN (excerpt)


Özgür Kar creates installations that feature black-and-white animations as skeletal characters appear on their own towering screens. While each of his projects explores new configurations in space, they often function like multi-part soundscapes and deconstructed theater pieces as isolated figures become performers in looping scenes.

As part of the Intermissions series, Kar presents DAWN (2023), a new work created for the Renaissance Society’s space, unfolding across two days as visitors are invited come and go. With echoes of early animated films, existentialist monologues, medieval danse macabre, and more, Kar’s new work at the Ren imagines an endless performance without human actors.

Documentation videography: Cody Schlabaugh