Askida (suspended) || a collaboration || Iz Oztat Ali Taptik

Bondage suspension + performance + consulting by Ann Antidote.

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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.

Related events:

November 2019

06.Nov.2019 || Askida (suspended) || Pi Artworks || Istanbul

December 2019

02.Dec.2019 || Askida (suspended) || Fava Connection || Berlin

September 2020

August 2021

02.Aug.2021 || Askida (suspended) || Akbank Sanat || Istanbul

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articles and interviews

2019- NY Times || EN || with: Ann Antidote Iz Oztat

2019- Finantial Times || EN || with: Ann Antidote Iz Oztat