Spell of Destruction, 2019
Gülhatun Yıldırım

5 Days – 5 Hours a Day

Elgiz Museum, Istanbul


In this chaos, Gülhatun Yıldırım choses to stand still first. Then she watches from afar, fixing her body on the wall, she synthesizes the state of inclusion/exclusion with submission. And she becomes a whole with the concrete/wall. Through the performance based on the act of standing, artist enters to a loop between these two extremes in repetition and in rejection. Action that is fundamentally meditative and contractive, she actualizes this unification. While creating a safe space for observation, the artist becomes a part of the Performance Room and she investigates the need/desire of existence between these two combined sensations.

Elgiz Museum in collaboration with Performistanbul.

© Gülhatun Yıldırım and Performistanbul