Razzmatazz Vol.4 :: An All Female Performance Happening, 2017
Performance Festival in London
Curated and Directed by Panicattack Duo (Naz Balkaya, Emilia Demetriou) and Dagmar Glausnitzer-Smith, RAZZMATAZZ is gathering 12 female artists from all over the world questioning the status of the female in the current global political climate. Two of the participating names are Performistanbul’s artists Ekin Bernay and Gülhatun Yıldırım.
I am The Thorn, 2017
Human soul reshaping itself in every new event, situation and entity, holding on to or giving up on that thing. It is inevitable to experience existence through these phenomena. A person who cannot control these arrives at a decision point.
At the point I have reached, I see that being forgiving, accepting is beyond both power and many sensations. Even if the layers of the memory keep turning back in themselves. The fact that forgiveness collects everything down in a single, simple line, brings together a feeling of belonging. No matter how forgiving appears, this reality that I cannot tear away from myself. It does not allow the wound that it created to heal. With the presence of the wound, I move on to acceptance, to an eeriness and uncertainty that I don’t belong.
© Gülhatun and Performistanbul