¬ Cemile Sahin
As part of Stories, Bodies and Ecstasis, Cemile Sahin will read a compilation from her books TAXI (2019) and ALLE HUNDE STERBEN (2020).
The reading is in German.
TAXI and ALLE HUNDE STERBEN
gossip Remix, reading, 2022
Cemile Sahin's artistic practice operates between film, photography, sculpture, and literature. Freely deploying different media, without privileging one or the other, her work embodies today's synchronicity of image- and text-based communications. Integrating images into her books and text in her image-world, Sahin moves with extraordinary agility between words and pictures, between still and moving image, between text as form, sign, and symbol. Deliberately elliptical and fragmentary, her work's narrative strategies draw on an episodic format of narration established by contemporary TV series and internet videos. In her practice, Sahin acknowledges the subjectiveness and codedness of all storytelling, and its instrumentalization by the media. Her works find a giddy rhythm in the knowing use of the dynamics of these processes, sweeping away her spectators to unexpected, and sometimes uncomfortable realizations, among them that the writing of history is, and always has been, determined by constantly shifting perspectives.
Her debut novel TAXI was published in 2019, followed by her book ALLE HUNDE STERBEN [ALL DOGS DIE] in 2020, both of which are integral components of her artistic practice.