Material and Technique: Hundreds of multicolored strings, special light, live music (improvisation), poetry, special sound effects.
Location: Turquoise Art Gallery, Michigan, USA
Concept: Sevil Soyer hung in the gallery hundreds of multicolored strings that represent rain. “….Purple is lonely and melancholy…Rain is very important for life and life can be happy and sad at the same time. Life has two faces….” said Sevil Soyer in her interview by The Daily Mining Gazette,October 23,2003.
“Purple Rain” was the 2nd interdisciplinary art performance of Sevil Soyer. The live performance included poetry, music and special sound effects by the artists of different disciplines. The musician Melvin Kangas improvised kantele music for the event. Lida Pelc is the author of six poetry anthologies, it was her first time tackling the topic of rain in her poems. During the event, Soyer used special rain effects produced by Omer Ahunbay and Hakan Ozer of Turkey. Professor and photographer Joe Kirkish narrated the poem.
Artists:Sevil Soyer (Installation)
Melvin Kangas (Music)
Lida Pelc (Poetry)
Joe Kirkish (Narrator)