Scenographer & Visual Artist
Welcome to the personal page of Taciser Sevinc. Taciser is a scenographer and a visual artist.
She is an independent professional on stage design, performance design and visual arts. She has been living in and working from Utrecht, The Netherlands since 2016. Before, she has been working in Istanbul between 2000 and 2016.
Taciser conducts autonomous artistic research projects on different subjects such as awareness and the mindset of practising and self-improvement. In her works, she uses audio-visual media and collected materials to manipulate the space to create immersive installations.
Her works on stage design as well as costume design, lighting design, maquette and 3D model making can be found in her company page TACISER.S ART AND DESIGN.
She founded JACCU, the Stichting Japanese Art & Culture Centre of Utrecht in 2020. Since July 2021, she has been the president and artistic director of the foundation. As a dedicated Japanese martial arts practitioner (iaido 4th dan, kendo 3rd dan), she is interested in stimulating and motivating people who are seeking self-improvement.
Artistic Research and Kendo
“As a scenographer and visual artist, I am highly inspired by the martial arts practice of Kendo (Japanese fencing) and its philosophy that is based on Zen Buddhism. Kendo suggests a lifelong pursue of the cultivation of the character in order to become a better person. As a result of that, to make the world a better place with peace, respect, responsibility and awareness… Practising Kendo is quite confronting and challenging. Particularly, on accepting fears, embracing failure, gaining perseverance, endurance and striving for continuous self-improvement.
“I see this way of practising very similar to my artistic research practice. While Kendo is teaching me how to become a better person, the artistic research is teaching me how to become a better artist. One pushes me to discover my own character, the other, my artistic identity. Both are practice based. Therefore, I have to learn from experiences by doing, making, thinking, reading, writing, asking questions and reflecting on them.”