Eda Gecikmez, Tekerleme / Tongue-­Twister, 2016

Tongue-Twister- Eda Gecikmez

This performance refers to the 1985 film of the same title by Merlyn Solakhan (Merlin Ecer). The film, shown at the 15th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival for the first time after 30 years, consists of dialogues between friends in the uncanny atmosphere prevalent in the whole city and its people right after the military coup. This performance reveals through newspapers a tongue-twister that has been passed on through years with the same affection, creating a connection to a film that has stayed contemporary.

Created by Eda Gecikmez

Participants: Güçlü Öztekin, Güneş Terkol, Mert Öztekin, Sevil Tunaboylu

About Eda Gecikmez
Eda Gecikmez (Istanbul, 1984) graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Painting in 2010 and studied at Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Faculty of Fine Arts, Valencia, Spain for one year in 2008. Since 2004, she has participated in various exhibitions, including “Ottomans and Europeans, Past and Prospectives” (2016), “3rd Mardin Biennial (2015), “Amusement Park”, Gallery Nev, Ankara (2015), “Stay with Me”, Apartment Project, Berlin (2014), her solo show “Borrowed Togetherness”, American Hospital Art Gallery, Istanbul (2013). In 2015, Gecikmez completed Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto residency program at Biella, Italy and Kultivera, Tranas, Sweden. Eda Gecikmez lives and works in Istanbul.