© 2017 by Mustafa Boga

Memoir of Army Time

Duration: 4'39''

Year: 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

Single screen installation without sound

My performances are being developed into video or photo works, which display both vulnerability and wit. They depict a character of indeterminate gender, sexuality, religion and political belief. I play a nameless veiled character who staggers around trying to make sense of the world and represents people who feel lost, displaced or vulnerable. Some people might initially feel a bit unsettled by the strange character because they cannot pigeonhole its characteristics, but it has no voice and means no harm. Tension also exists between the comic and the sad. Some people might laugh and others might feel uncomfortable about the laughter. Our perception of those in society who appear threatening, vulnerable or comic is largely dependent on our own life experiences.