Wells of Knowledge: Poetry, Music and Resistance in Turkey by Merve Kılıçer, 2021
Wells of Knowledge by Merve Kiliçer focuses on the transfer of knowledge through cultural production in the oral folkloric traditions of Anatolia. It consists of a poster-zine and online platform. The research was initiated to reflect on the Gezi Park Occupation (Istanbul, 2013) and tries to find the connecting points in history of politics through cultural production. By narrating the history of a specific geography, it invites the reader to question the influence of cultural heritage in the formation of one’s perception towards the world and ‘other’ people they share it with.
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About the author
Merve Kılıçer (Tr) works with past knowledges and translates them into contemporary experiences. Her practice is combined into spatial installations comprising videos, objects, sound as well as artist books. Currently she works with KABA HAT artist collective, Eat House cooking collective and lives in Rotterdam as part of W1555 artist community.