LIMA Gallery: belit sağ
From the 1st of August until August 31, two videoworks by belit sağ are exhibited in LIMA's gallery space in the basement of LAB111.
Open daily from 12 - 23 at LIMA, Amsterdam (Arie Biemondstraat 111).
Entrance is free.
belit sağ, what remains, 2018, 7'05''
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.
belit sağ, Voices from Cizre - Nurcan
Cizre is a small town in Northern Kurdistan within the borders of Turkey. Cizre was under curfew for 9 days between 4th and 14th of September 2015, deadly attacks by the state killed 21 Cizre inhabitants. Nurcan from Cizre tells us about what they have been through.. Cizre is under curfew at the very moment for over a month, and everyday Kurdish people are hunted and murdered by Turkish state security forces.