Now You’re Far Away is presented in the form of a video documentation of the projection of the phrase “Now You’re Far Away” onto the Bosphorus Bridge, the sound recording of the happening that took place on the boat going to and from the site of the projection, the classified ad that announced the location and time of the performance in a mainstream newspaper’s “other” section, and a zine including reproductions of the “unutterables” that the participants brought to the event. The idea was to create parallel events, one private, one public.
The performance was inspired by marriage proposals that are projected onto the bridge, which is a relatively cheap and common thing to do in Istanbul. A company providing such services was used to realize the performance, under the ruse of friends getting together to send a message to a former lover. 20 people were on the boat for the “private” performance/happening, where each person discussed and determined how to record what is unutterable for them. This discussion led to the representation of this performance through traces, photocopies, photographs collated into a zine as well as an edited sound recording of the discussion. The final form was agreed upon by all the participants.