Fatma Bucak

1982, born in Iskenderun, Egypt
Lives and works in Turin.
IN RESIDENCE at
TOWNHOUSE GALLERY,
Cairo (Egypt)
September-October 2013

Fatma Bucak’s research is some  suspended identity beetween different cultures and geographies. Through  photography, video and performance and starting from her own biography, the artist offers to the public a constant status of alterity and proximity. My work embrice a wide range of subjects all related to my biographical history but set in common experiences. My practice brings in observations from reality and constructed fictional, mythological aspects. Through metaphors such as silent landscapes home to ancient Biblical and Koranic stories, an unconscious sense of guilt, and the peremptory presence of a feminine person, I reinterpret archetypes belonging to humankind origins and classic traditions. In Townhouse I worked on the relationship between an object and its sound narrative, “Symphony of fear” examines the perception of fear portrayed through soundscapes.

A group of people from different social classes, female and male, are invited to participate in a one-to-one conversation. With each participant we seek to define their fear through the exploration of their everyday life experiences.


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 Fatma Bucak, Untitled I, Untitled II, Untitled III, 2014 Stills from video documentation of the soundscape I must say a word about fear. Fatma Bucak ©

Fatma Bucak, Untitled I, Untitled II, Untitled III, 2014
Stills from video documentation of the soundscape
I must say a word about fear. Fatma Bucak ©