bi'baxchange aims to showcase cross-border collaborations with cultural actors, project spaces and initiatives. Based on interdisciplinary and transnational cooperation projects, bi'baxchange seeks to exchange ideas, perspectives and know-how. In lecture performances, pop-up exhibitions, readings and presentations, bi'baxchange focuses on the decentralized, rhizomic connection between art, design, academics, participation, urban space and local activism.
Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media and SAHA Association. Supported by Neustart Kultur, BBK, SAHA and Schwules Museum.
Thanks to Vera Hofmann, Kristina Kramer, Ali Emir Tapan, Hasan Aksaygın, Alper Turan, Banu Karaca, Umut A. Akkel, Erden Kosova, Performistanbul, DEPO Istanbul and Versus Art Project for their support during the realization of the process.
Starting from a research on resistant and tender images of the marginalized body, My Burden Is My Soulmate is about how to address grief, anger and compassion when one is an incessant target of hate and disgust, how to embrace the wound and how to shoulder the burden. By engaging with “tableaux vivant” corporeality but extending the tableau’s timescale to hours, My Burden Is My Soulmate delves into physical and emotional limits, boundaries and the potential of the human body throughout the lines of queer vulnerability, strength and care.
The installation will be shown on the façade of the SINEMA TRANSTOPIA every evening from 20:00 to 00:00 from 07.04 to 24.04.2022.
Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu mostly focuses on queer vulnerability, chronopolitics and necropolitics in her* practice, ranging from performance art to video, installation, and public interventions. She* was the 2020 fellow of the Berlin – Istanbul residency program held by nGbK, ZK/U and DEPO Istanbul.
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