homesick//sick of home _01
Growing up in Turkey, I was, like many of the people around me, a child of two clashing cultures. Geographically, Turkey serves as a bridge between Europe and Asia, which always left me thinking: which side do I identify with?
What does it mean to belong to a culture?
How does intersections of different cultures create loopholes of identity?
What does it mean to identify with one more than ethnicity/ culture as a collective, for instance a country?
To what extent cultural mosaic can define and shape a person in more ways than once?
What does this sense of not belonging create, especially in an artistic setting?
In Turkey, how do the stuck-betweeners find a home for themselves/ feel a sense of belonging?
A rope is a group of yarns, plies, fibers or strands that are twisted or braided together into a larger and stronger form. Ropes have tensile strength and so can be used for dragging and lifting. In other words, tensile strength resists tension (being pulled apart). Rope is hung onto the knit machine, resulting in a seamless combination. Tension stored in the rope ultimately gets released as it twists the knit - unpredictable and unique.
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resilient fragility _02
From what I have observed over the years, I have come to understand that everyone around me reveals a different persona depending on the context, yet what I was more interested about were the characteristics that were hidden to not show vulnerability or humaneness. Constrictions and blocks, both literal and figurative ones, have become an integral component of the research. As every society has constructs built into their culture, sometimes referred to as unspoken rules, they impose behavioral constrictions to their inhabitants. resilient fragility explores this issue of concealing what is considered to be faulty or wrong by certain people, cultures or institutions. The research extends from literary research and visual imagery to three-dimensional exploration and fabric treatments. The project brief consisted of choosing three elements/things/objects we could not live without. After, a lot of thought, I have decided that I could not live without my family, evil eye and nail polish.
resilient fragility _02
fluidity in the state of constraint dual existence of strength and weakness roughness on the pretty edges