"Crying Women" 3 Channel Video Installation, 01:00 min. loop 2013 Ed. 3+2 A.P.
Crying Women is a 3 channel video installation projected on the walls of a room shows 18 women while mourning. The work is inspired by “Sarcophagus of Crying Women”, a principal piece in the İstanbul Archaeological Museum as well as weeping woman tradition in Middle East and Anatolia. Mourning in these region is a public act and symbolic gesture to show all the respect to passed away and loved ones as well as indicating power.
I disguised as different mimics and gestures of 18 sculptures curved in the sarcophagus and make them move and by that wanted to create a room as an subconscious of society.