Spider Lullabies

IPA Summer 2014 Istanbul; Photo by Jürgen FritzIPA Summer 2014 Istanbul; Photo by Jürgen FritzIPA Summer 2014 Istanbul; Photo by Jürgen FritzIPA Summer 2014 Istanbul; Photo by Jürgen Fritz~ 300 m of nylon string / 50 bamboos / 1 sewing needle / scissors

Duration 2.5 hrs

To each of the bamboo I tied a string and extended it from a couple up to 5+ meters, making them all end up in the same spot, which became my center. One by one, I sew the strings to the waist of my dress. I started tying up nods on the strings and singing quietly, needle between my lips. When I tied enough nods to make the strings stretch, I spat out the needle on the palm of my hand and started singing the lullaby.

The work was developed in the framework of IPA Istanbul Summer Camp 2014, in the workshop with a German performance artist Nezaket Ekici, and took place in the forest of Tarabya Cultural Academy, Istanbul.

“By process of weaving a web I am questioning the fragility and the flexibility of a relationship; the dynamics and the capabilities to lean as well as to resist; the/my need to feel a part of a bigger whole. Through my chant I am symbolically lifting the spell off of my past, thus liberating myself from (one of) my fears.”

Photos by Jürgen Fritz, IPA, IPA Istanbul 2014

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