‘A Place That Time Forgot’
analog & digital collage:
‘Janatolia revisit the traditions of Anatolian music’ - Janatolia is a transnational multilingual music group focusing on South West Asian, Mediterranean & Balkan traditional & folk songs. Djiboutik is a world music programme on Radio Panik - a free radio which defines itself as an associative radio of expression and creation and as a multi and intercultural radio. It was created in 1983 on the initiative of a group of people campaigning against racism and for human rights.
COMMISSIONS & COLLABORATIONS
“Taking Care of Yourself”, The Black WellBeing Collective, LondonThrough research and consulting, many racialised groups who work in the migration & refugee sector have been facing burnout, overwhelm and experiences of vicarious/ racial trauma, on a case by case basis. This wellbeing programme supplied attendees with ways they can look after themselves, providing room to reflect and acknowledge wellbeing needs.
“Humxns Beyond Borders”, DROA qommunity, Brussels
At the intersection of arts, queerness and migration. Queers on the Move is a Brussels based collective fighting against the intersectional gaps that persist in almost all cultural and creative sectors in Europe. The artivist project ‘Humxns Beyond Borders’ invited 16 artists to look at the intersection of migration and queerness in Brussels. Following a series of workshops, they responded with murals painted in Circle Park.
Other Isles Festival
Other Isles is a festival bringing together diasporans celebrating the art and culture of two tiny mediterranean islands, Cyprus and Malta.
Other Isles 2, collaboration with Rea, Joe Cook, and Ilaeria Leto Agrotou Georgiou
- ‘cello and vocals
“Rea X Gamze”, Other Isles
- ‘cello and vocals
“Namaz”, poems, meditations & rituals
Namaz offers poems, meditations, and rituals for collective healing and remembering in these disconnected times. Dr. Arezou Ghane weaves ancestral stories and textures alongside the beautifully mundane details of modern life. Including fresh adaptations of ancient food medicines from the Silk Road and guided practices to cultivate curiosity, compassion, and peace. Namaz intends to elevate and inspire.
Full Potential “SWANA Sounds: Intibint”, interview/short, LondonNoha, also known as "Intibint" (literally, “you’re a girl” in Arabic), is a British-Yemeni musician navigating her experiences of diaspora, self-love, relationships and identity.
“Aladag: bir yürek yangını”, documentary film, Turkey
A documentary following the Aladag case in Turkey, voicing concerns surrounding education rights and social justice.
- assistant director, cinematographer, editor
“Punta Atmak/Spot Welding”, performance theatre, IstanbulA mask theatre performance written and directed by Emre Koyuncuoğlu inspired by Bertold Brecht’s work "The Caucasian Chalk Circle", an interdisciplinary work of art, “Spot Welding” builds on the collective nature and culture of production, creativity and awareness of cultural richness.
- assistant director, musician, narrator
BLOUZouki - “Istanblues”, music video
- director, cinematographer, editor
DIVINATION & TALES
Tarot & Tasseography
- email for enquiries
Her Name Means Many Things
She Has Many Names
Stories & Histories:
Hypatia (coming soon)
The Scandalous Bellydancer From Outer Space
The story of Özcan Tekgül; an unapologetic woman whose body curved and twisted, shaking and shimmering across - not only - stages around the world, but also in outer space.
*kraftuz klexos: Experimental Embroidery Workshop
at Random Acts of Community Love Festival | 9th September 15:00, Recyclart, Brussels
*kraftuz klexos: crafting memory
In this experimental embroidery workshop you will embroider onto your photograph/postcard, or create a composition combining it with different papers scraps, threads, and stitches to turn your photograph into a piece of art. After a quick intro session, Gamze will show you some simple paper embroidery techniques. You don’t need any previous experience. You will all make a stitch sampler so that you can practice, and refer back to this. Then we get to stitching! You can focus on the photograph/postcard that you bring, or create a collage piece with it. Throughout the workshop I encourage everyone to chat, be comfortable, ‘stitch and bitch’, or listen to music and do your own thing. Embroidery circles have always been spaces to drink tea, talk shit and make beautiful things.
What should you expect?
• Stitching the fragments: of time, of place, of self
• Memory and heritage: ancestral remembrance, creative archiving
• An act of resistance: decolonising and reclaiming culture, femmage
• Therapy: to slow time, to craft with hands and eyes
And honestly there’s something therapeutic about repeatedly stabbing something with a tiny sword and making something beautiful.
Book your slots here:
Multilingual Folksongs & Folktales
Tarot & Tales
Tasseography & Tales