low-country: Eleni Kamma – Yar bana bir eğlence: Notes on…

written by Niche.LA Video Art June 18, 2015


Eleni KammaYar bana bir eğlence: Notes on Parrhesia (2014)

The ideas for Yar bana bir eğlence, the traditional opening slogan of the classic Karagoz street theater, originated in 2013 during Eleni Kamma’s residency stay in Istanbul, where she witnessed the civil protests in Taksim Gezi Park. The artist reflects on the power of “parrhesia” (freedom of expression) against the backdrop of this raw urban reality, her personal Greek and Cypriot roots and the geopolitical map of the post-Ottoman Empire.

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