Exhibition || Akbank Sanat
|| Askida (suspended)
|| 2021-08-02 || Istanbul || Iz Oztat Ann Antidote
Bondage suspension + performance + consulting by Ann Antidote. Around since 2019.
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Suspended, the video after which the exhibition is titled, presents a collaboration between Iz Oztat and Ann Antidote, portraying a scene of suspension. As a response to freedom of expression being suspended in public sphere, Oztat explores being a body without agency through her own performance. The scene, negotiated through a consentual contract, interrogates the power dynamics experienced in daily life. The body of the submissive is wrapped, tied and suspended by the dominant in a white parchment that resembles both a swaddle and a shroud.