One day, wild animals will roam through the streets of abandoned cities. No, this is not the opening sentence of a science-fiction novel, it’s just a newspaper headline. Nothing to be surprised about. As the flood is approaching, modern cities are closer to wildlife than ever before.
As the cycles of natural life are broken one by one in human hands, sooner or later, we will feel to the core that all humans and animals are in the same boat. And we will ask: “What will remain after the flood?”
When cycles break, stories, tales, myhts leak through cracks. They are witnesses of disasters and chaos, of living and evolving into a new cycle. Telling is witnessing; it is memory. What is to be told this time is the tale of wildlife creating itself between existence and extinction.
The series of stories ranging from newspaper articles to myths, from fallacies to facts, will trace four animals that we may encounter at any moment in the city: Swift, Boar, Weasel and Horse.
Handan Saatçıoğlu’s storytelling performances, which will be held in Turkish, will be streamed live on Depo’s Instagram account, as a part of “Tempo Incognito: On Flows, Rhythm, and Movement”.