Installation and Live Performance
DOOResidency Summer 21,
Place: Door Creative Studio | Zaandam, Amsterdam
Date: 17 September 2021
Material: Human hair, wooden sculpture spindles and distaffs
The Fertile Crescent is a site-specific artwork and performance inspired by Anatolian women's handicrafts, knitting, and facial tattooing. The work consists of a three-day performance with a narrative-like structure that follows the connection between things associated with women in mythological female protagonists. Three-dimensional wooden sculptures of "spindles" and "distaffs" associated with women from various cultures create a pre-patriarchal shamanic ritual space and a performance set. It deals with visualizing women's history shaped by a male gaze, concentrating on body politics, rituals, narratives and hair.