What is time if not activism?

2015, performance, 20 minutes


The sentence “What is time if not activism?” is written on a banner. While I am writing it, I try to remember my past. I tell the audience about what I remember and about current political events in Turkey.






For instance I recall 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 peace. Each story that I recount during the performance in some way involves a banner. At the exact moment when I complete writing the sentence on the banner, I stop speaking.





 

Kunsthalle, Zurich 2015


Photos: mcan