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Patriarchal Sabbath in Izmir, Turkey

My video work Patriarchal Sabbath will be shown in the “Opposite Flow” video art screening curated by Tahir Ün at IFOD (Izmir Photo & Cinema Assc.)

A phase-shifted dream, sequenced from revolutionary surrealism’s mitochondrial DNA. Fragments from the psyches of the women surrealists who sought to unleash themselves from the “male-shaped symbolic order,” and through fascism, war, and exile, found their own voices and community. The figure of an anthropomorphic poodle dog, referencing its appearance in the works of Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini, acts as both an observer and latent spectre of liberation.