What is time if not activism?

2015, performance, 20 minutes

The sentence “What is time if not activism?

is written on a banner. While the artist

writes, she tries to remember her past. She 

tells the audience about what she

remembers and about current political

 events in Turkey. 

For instance about the attack in Ankara on 

October 10th, 2015, in which over a hundred 

people were killed as they were peacefully 

protesting against state violence and for 



In each story that the artist remembers there is a banner. At the exact moment that she has completed writing the sentence on the banner she stops speaking.

Kunsthalle, Zurich 2015

Photos: Courtesy the artist © Mrkan Deniz