FULL VIDEO INSTALLATION ON THE PHYSICAL EXHIBITION
30 AUG/1 SEPT @PALERMO, SANTA MARIA DELLO SPASIMO MONUMENTAL COMPLEX
"Your body must be heard" is a video-manifestation that hails through the thresholds of the lands of desires. It sees ‘identities’ just as sets of repeated acts, being incised on the body through each experience, wiped out as such through each. It is a call to escape the names, to flow, to become nomad. It borrows the words of Hélène Cixous, Julia Kristeva, Ilhan Berk and Ana Mendieta to constitute and talk through a collage. The words mix, the words collapse. It is a suggestion to expand life.
Özlem Sarıyıldız is an artist using audio-visual materials as the main research and expression tool,where the subject matter and time determine the form. Her works focus on memory, gender and commons, and communicate with her audience through the direct beauty of the ruins of the ongoing life as it is. She studied Industrial Design (BA) and Media and Cultural Studies (MS) at METU, before she started her PhD in Graphic Design at Bilkent University. She was a scholar of Jeanne Sauvé Foundation and worked as a research assistant at University McGill, Montréal. Her videos and films have been shown in international festivals and exhibitions. She lives and works in Berlin since 2017.