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Fertile Crescent


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.



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