Das Schaudepot


Tutorial Takdir. The recognition by Ülku Süngün

performance view: Foto: Christian Schuller
Photo: Christian Schuller

In her participatory performance entitled “Takdir. Die Anerkennung” (Takdir. Recognition), visual artist Ülkü Süngün creates a fleeting acoustical memory space. After sound training for Turkish letters such as r, z, ı, ç, with individual participants she practices the correct pronunciation of the names of those murdered by the National Socialist Underground (NSU) complex: Enver Şimşek, Abdurrahim Özüdoğru, Süleyman Taşköprü, Habil Kılıç, Mehmet Turgut, Ismail Yasar, Theodoros Boulgarides, Mehmet Kubasik, Halit Yozgat and Michèle Kiesewetter. In the subsequent choral pronunciation of the victims’ names, a temporary memorial is created. “Tutorial Takdir. Recognition” transfers the one-to-one situation of the performance into an interactive video. 

At the Schaudepot you can expect: a site-specific installation with the interactive video “Tutorial Takdir. Die Anerkennung” (2021, 5 min, Credits: Open Process/ASA-FF e. V, Chemnitz), which will be expanded with further videos and image material of different performances as well as their use in the context of activist actions. Props of the performance, including a large-format banner and certificates, question the archiving of a performance without the presence of the artist.

For 1 to 3 persons

Length: varies 

It is also possible to learn about the lives of the victims of the NSU complex on site, as well as the social and legal processes dealing with the right-wing extremist murders. 


  • Tutorial Takdir, Ülku Süngün, 2021
  • Production: Open process / ASA-ff eV, Chemnitz and Schaudepot.
  • Camera: Jasmin Schädler
  • Editing: Ülku Süngün
  • Media technology: Roland Batroff


The adaptation of “Tutorial Takdir” for Das Schaudepot was made possible by the three-year conceptual funding from the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, by the Initiative Program “Kunst trotz Abstand” (“Art Despite Distance”) of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg, and by the Cultural Office of the City of Stuttgart.


In her work, Ülkü Süngün uses different media such as photography, video, installation, sculpture and performance. In her artistic research, she examines migration and identity politics as well as memory using process-oriented and collaborative approaches. In 2017, she founded the Institute for Artistic Migration Research, which raises the visibility of this artistic, socially and socio-critical practice. 



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