In my performance, I chose a plastic bag, a material that water can shape, seep through, or find creative escape routes, and expose the relationship between them, as well as my relationship to them, through movement and time as I walk in the most unbearable parts of Istanbul, unconventionally dripping my mark. It is to highlight my frustration with the political and social realities of Turkey and how this insecurity contributes to our way of being and becoming.
While I walk I examine my contradictory features as a sexual, creative being living in Turkish culture through the interrelation of water and plastic bag. These features express the struggle of what wants to come out versus what cannot come out.
Thus, I deal with this relationship as a creative process or the birth of ideas; Water and the human body; eg. Regenerative materials of life; reproductive liquids of all kinds, the fluidity of ideas, ideas becoming, coming to existence as opposed to being confined within the absolute protection of the cognitive mind as well as the transition from thinking to creating—what are the underlying qualities during this transition, of this becoming?
The installation is based on the contrast between the fluidity, movement and fertility of ideas in the body and the constraints of the cognitive and deterministic structure of the mind. In a transparent seesaw, we see what can happen when the mind and body are placed in a balance mechanism - both imprisoned.
TO PROTECT EVERYTHING FROM EVERYTHING ELSE 2020