İnci Eviner screening at Art Basel Hong Kong

İnci Eviner screening at Art Basel Hong Kong


March 16, 2023
İnci Eviner screening at Art Basel Hong Kong
Runaway Girls by İnci Eviner: March 23, 4:40–5pm
Hong Kong Arts Centre
2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Louis Koo Cinema
Hong Kong
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Dirimart is participating in Art Basel Hong Kong 2023 between March 23–25. As part of the fair’s film sector programmed by curator Li Zhenhua, Inci Eviner’s video entitled Runaway Girls (2015) will be screened at Hong Kong Art Center, Louis Koo Cinema. The work includes props from Eviner’s drawings, a highly theatrical group of cross-gendered policemen and naughty girls having unrealized dreams and hopes rotate to a hypnotic musical score. Through this work, the artist sets out to explore the dreams, stories, and fears of girls who have either chosen to run away or were forced to leave their communities, living on the edge of society in Turkey and beyond.

“In order to survive in a male-dominated society, girls who run away from home for the sake of love, hope for the future and joy, or those who escape from violence, need to develop certain skills. I do not have certain strategies that I can recommend, but I want to bring forward the unspoken just as much as the spoken and build a circular conception of space and time as a response to this urgency.

At a construction site, the runaway girls rigorously struggle to cope with a camera which is recording as it is continuously rotating around itself 360 degrees.

This tension, in which it is not clear who is chasing whom, undergoes a sliding of time and resides in the time frame between dream and reality. In this circular time, drawings are actors to be involved in the story. Drawings demand to be free and refuse to go on their life as images any more, instead trying to tear themselves from the paper.

Several circles of shootings are coming in juxtaposition to each other. As the shootings accumulate layer by layer, the background remains the same. This effect is provided by the composite technique that requires an arduous effort.

Sound design is realized in collaboration between by the music band BABA ZULA and I. We hear some sounds from folkloric spoon music and some atmospheric sound in the background. I can say that this is an operation of moving imagery with drawings, and it aims to mess with our relationship with the runaway girls. This is only possible by overturning the conventional channels of perception.

Caution: Everything that the camera sees must be rescued immediately before it turns into an image.” —İnci Eviner, 2015

Cooperation: Courtesy of the artist and Dirimart / Sound: Baba Zula / Video camera: Ferit Katipoğlu / Cast: Sırma Öztaş, Sibel Karadağ / Post production: Ferit Katipoğlu, Mutlu Çağdaş Usta, SAHA.

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