Such Things Used to Exist Back Then, Girl, 2013

video, 01′ 38″, 2013

The female voice in the video is accompanied by the image of a piece of red meat. The voice narrates an occurrence from the past. The audience decide for themselves, to what extent is this narrative real or fictitious, which features the djinni, a penis hurriedly made out of beeswax to take the place of a vagina, onion and garlic peels granted instead of gold and a birth. During the progress of the narrative, which is entirely factual for its narrator at least, the sea of red meat becomes animate, accompanying the voice and, in parts, even evoking the impression that it is the actual source of the voice. This interrelation between the audio and the meat, the narration of the story that involves uncanny elements and sculptural details that bring out the corporeal relationships between materials and objects, all together, unfold a field of experience that allows the audience to oscillate from fantastic and intangible to factual and tangible.


 

yagcioglu, still from such things I, 2013

Still from ‘Such Things Used to Exist Back Then, Girl’, 2013

 

yagcioglu, still from such things II, 2013

Still from ‘Such Things Used to Exist Back Then, Girl’, 2013

 

yagcioglu, still from such things III, 2013

Still from ‘Such Things Used to Exist Back Then, Girl’, 2013