Raise The Roof (Venice)  2017

Raise The Roof (Venice)

Raise The Roof (Venice), 2017 (short clip)

Raise The Roof (Venice)

Performance at Viva Arte Viva, 57. Venice Biennial, 2017

Duration 8:24 min

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Stages after the performance

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Stiletto, Woman Of The Ghetto, 8:24 min, 2017

Imprint on copper, wooden frame,
H 104 × W 104 × D 5 cm

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Stiletto, Drunk In Love, 6:21 min, 2017

Imprint on copper, wooden frame,
H 104 × W 104 × D 5 cm

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Stiletto, Enjoy The Silence, 6:03 min, 2017

Imprint on copper, wooden frame,
H 104 × W 104 × D 5 cm

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Stiletto, A Better Tomorrow, 4:55 min, 2017

Imprint on copper, wooden frame,
H 104 × W 104 × D 5 cm

Raise The Roof (Venice)

Stiletto, Stilettos Pumps, 3:23 min, 2017

Imprint on copper, wooden frame,
H 104 × W 104 × D 5 cm

Raise The Roof (Venice)

Stiletto, Wild World, 3:08 min, 2017

Imprint on copper, wooden frame,
H 104 × W 104 × D 5 cm

Raise The Roof (Venice)

Stiletto, Yaow, 2:10 min, 2017

Imprint on copper, wooden frame,
H 104 × W 104 × D 5 cm

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Raise The Roof (Venice), 2017

Video still, 8:24 min

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For the Venice Biennial Nevin Aladağ restages Raise The Roof which was performed for the first time in Berlin in 2007 on a rooftop in the former border section between West and East Berlin. 

Seven female dancers leave their traces on the copper stages with their stiletto shoes while dancing to given songs, played on their headphones. The audience can read the different titles on the shirts of the dancers. What the audience hears is a rhythmic sound produced by the stiletto steps. Each dancer produces another frequency of a drum set, from high hat to bass drum. 


Music titles:


Woman Of The Ghetto, 8:24 min

Drunk In Love, 6:21 min

Enjoy The Silence, 6:03 min

A Better Tomorrow, 4:55 min

Stilettos Pumps, 3:23 min

Wild World, 3:08 min

Yaow, 2:10 min