Cigdem Aydemir (NSW)
Take a backseat ride through the Australian landscape as you become an extra on a film set. The Ride casts a cynical eye over the war on terror, subverting the power of the patriarchy in a playfully deviant way.
Is this for me? For those not afraid to role play in front of the camera.
Venue St George’s Cathedral, Upper Burt Hall
Cigdem Aydemir is a Sydney-based artist working in the mediums of installation, performance and video art. Her socially and politically engaged art practice investigate spossibilities for intersubjective and transcultural communication with an interest in post-colonial and feminist issues. Much of her work expands on the veil as a culturally constructed site and as material realisation, while exploring the veiled woman cipher as resistant female other and as lived experience. Through critiquing, decolonizing and queering mechanisms, Cigdem questions established relations of power, while producing work that is driven equally by research, play, criticism and humour.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Photos by Matt Sav