2004 | 00:09:17 | Turkey | English | Color | Silent | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Feminism, Gender, Middle East, Performance, Religion/Spirituality

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Amidst growing discussions on the headscarf issue, the President of Turkey was holding the annual Republic Day Ball at the Presidential Palace. For the reception he sent one-person invitations to the members of the Parliament whose majority was held by the Islamic Democrats. This was his strategy to prevent their wives, who would naturally wear headscarves, from attending the night. I was outraged by this conservative secularism and wanted to express my personal protest, embodying the stress on the contemporary Islamic body. --Köken Ergun