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"Black Thread" | "Siyah İplik"

installation, 2015-ongoing
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2017, House of Wisdom, Framer Framed, Amsterdam
2017, Black Noise, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul
2017, House of Wisdom, IKSV Building, 15th Istanbul Biennial Parallel event, Istanbul
2017, House of Wisdom, Dzialdov, Berlin
2017, Ural Biennial, Russia
2017, TarraWarra International 2017: All that is solid, Australia
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courtesy of the artist
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To cover something sometimes makes it visible, to underline or to cross-out a word makes it legible. How does the memory relate to performativity? These selected books are burnt or censored ones through the history. Pages are sewed word by word, sentence by sentence.  The act obliterates the legibility but it connects the thread of writing and thread of sewing. The needle operates an invisible violence working through by giving voice to the speech. Sewing is a form of healing, how is it possible to connect all the words (ideas) on the page, how to heal them?The table invites a potential engagement of the possible attendant as a public labor to avoid the limitations of language, memory and body.

List of Books:
James Joyce, Ulysses
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
Hrant Dink, İki Yakın Halk İki Uzak Komşu
Cetin Altan, Bir avuc gokyuzu
Adalet Agaoglu, Fikrimin ince gulu
Pinar Kür, Asilacak kadin
Pinar Kür, Bitmeyen Ask
Nihat Behram, Daragacinda üc fidan
Georges Politzer, Felsefenin temel ilkeleri
Cervantes, Don Kişot
Nazım Hikmet , 835 SATIR - SESİNİ KAYBEDEN ŞEHİR - VARAN 3 
Atilla İlhan, Böyle Bir Sevmek
Can Yücel, Rengahenk
Rıfat Ilgaz, Sınıf
Sabahattin Ali, Sırça Köşk
Dostoyevski, Suç ve Ceza
John Steinbeck, Gazap Üzümleri
Lenin, Bir adım İleri İki adım Geri
Remarque, Batıda Yeni Bir Şey Yok

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