(According to Muslim belief, the hair-narrow bridge which every person must pass to enter Paradise.)
Identity is a complex and multifaceted concept. We are all looking for our identity in one way or another. Whenever we think we have found it, we discover that it is different from the person we were a few minutes earlier.
”You’re a Turk,” say my parents. Why is it so important to stick a label to a person? Borders were created and drawn by geopolitical history. Often a result of craving power. They divide the world and ensure that people claim or are assigned identities.
For "Sırat köprüsü" I delved into my personal history. Son of a family of Turkish, Greek and Bulgarian origins, I explore my cultural identity.I am, born in Brussels, fascinated by gender issues and their representation in a multicultural background. My work enables me to (re-)construct the different building blocks of identity. This is a socially engaged project that raises contemporary issues and translates them to images.