“Cover” | Performance by Cristina Ghinassi

The performance* taking place in conjunction with the solo exhibition of Bengisu Bayrak “Aletheia” curated by Ali Şimşek, aims to explore the possible meanings of the protectiveness and the reflection given by the space blankets covering the bodies of migrants. Through the heat-reflective blankets, artist uses her presence and body as a mirror to create a possible connection between her, the migrants and the audience.

COVER | Cristina Ghinassi @SPACE DEBRIS | 16th June 2016, 19:30 | Performance, 30 mins.

 Cristina Ghinassi is an Italian video and performance artist, currently based in Istanbul. Her multidisciplinary approach focuses on interactivity with the audience and a combined use of video and performance.

Since 2012, she has focused her research on The Mediterranean region and The Middle East. A constant dualism between real and unreal, private and public, conscious and unconscious crosses her works.

In an attempt to dismantle barriers and political and cultural boundaries, her work constantly questions a variety of social issues through visual representations, installations and interactive performances. Her works were exhibited in Italy, Denmark, London, Lebanon and Malta.

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Image: Futura Tittaferrante
Video: Mithkal Alzghair and Cristina Ghinassi
Sound design: Cristina Ghinassi




 *This performance is realized in collaboration with Performistanbul.