Television Meets Art As We Watch A Murder In Three Acts

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By Tabish Khan Last edited 58 months ago
Television Meets Art As We Watch A Murder In Three Acts
Asli Çavuşoğlu
Murder in Three Acts, 2012/2013
Performance view, Frieze Art Fair 2012
Commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NON, Istanbul
© Photo: Poly Braden
Asli Çavuşoğlu Murder in Three Acts, 2012/2013 Performance view, Frieze Art Fair 2012 Commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2012 Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NON, Istanbul © Photo: Poly Braden
Asli Çavuşoğlu
Murder in Three Acts, 2012/2013
Performance view, Frieze Art Fair 2012
Commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NON, Istanbul
© Photo: Poly Braden
Asli Çavuşoğlu Murder in Three Acts, 2012/2013 Performance view, Frieze Art Fair 2012 Commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2012 Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NON, Istanbul © Photo: Poly Braden
Asli Çavuşoğlu
Murder in Three Acts, 2012/2013
Performance view, Frieze Art Fair 2012
Commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NON, Istanbul
© Photo: Poly Braden
Asli Çavuşoğlu Murder in Three Acts, 2012/2013 Performance view, Frieze Art Fair 2012 Commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2012 Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NON, Istanbul © Photo: Poly Braden
Asli Çavuşoğlu
Murder in Three Acts, 2012/2013
Performance view, Frieze Art Fair 2012
Commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NON, Istanbul
© Photo: Taylan Mutaf
Asli Çavuşoğlu Murder in Three Acts, 2012/2013 Performance view, Frieze Art Fair 2012 Commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2012 Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NON, Istanbul © Photo: Taylan Mutaf
Asli Çavuşoğlu
Murder in Three Acts, 2012/2013
Performance view, Frieze Art Fair 2012
Commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NON, Istanbul
© Photo: Taylan Mutaf
Asli Çavuşoğlu Murder in Three Acts, 2012/2013 Performance view, Frieze Art Fair 2012 Commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2012 Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NON, Istanbul © Photo: Taylan Mutaf
Asli Çavuşoğlu
Murder in Three Acts, 2012/2013
Performance view, Frieze Art Fair 2012
Commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NON, Istanbul
© Photo: Taylan Mutaf
Asli Çavuşoğlu Murder in Three Acts, 2012/2013 Performance view, Frieze Art Fair 2012 Commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2012 Courtesy of the artist and Gallery NON, Istanbul © Photo: Taylan Mutaf

At last year's Frieze art fair, the highlight was not the super rich galleries with their big name artists. Nor was it a painting, sculpture or installation. It was a television set populated with actors, props and a camera crew.

The brainchild of Turkish artist Asli Cavusoglu, a stand at Frieze was used to film a crime scene drama while people walked through the fair admiring the artworks. It felt very surreal as the professional actors and cameramen went about their business playing out scenes from a CSI-style drama.

Now that Frieze is coming round again, it's the perfect time to show the finished article – three episodes of a forensic drama where artworks serve as both clues to the mystery and the weapon of the assailant.

Watching it being filmed at Frieze last year was a bizarre and fresh experience, and it will be interesting to see if it holds up as a work of video art in its own right. The exhibition will also feature props from the set and a film about how this work was filmed at Frieze.

Asli Çavusoglu: Murder in Three Acts in on at Delfina Foundation, 31 Catherine Place, SW1E 6DY until 25 October. Entrance is free.

Last Updated 11 October 2013