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what remains is constructed from images that sag shot and gathered during 2015 and 2016 in Cizre, a primarily Kurdish town in Turkey on the Syrian border, as well as found footage from all over Turkey from the same period. A focus of the work is the artist’s footage of collective Kurdish mourning practices, and looking at how images of the dead are used in these practices. sag approaches her subject both philosophically and emotionally, and is driven to find a way of making work that is theoretically rigorous and morally and ethically compassionate.
‘This video is an attempt at ‘giving the images back to the ones who gave them to us’, it aims to 'allow the ghosts to come back', and revisit the images, re-think the recent history… On the one hand …ideo can manipulate, on the other it can heal, it can co-conspire, help you go back and forth, re-visit, refresh the memory, it can also make you re-live the violence as well, it is an earthly friend that connects you to many beings stuck between life and death, past and present.’ Read more...