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photos by Derin Cankaya


Durational Performance 11h 26'

5 wooden planks covered in nails 70X70 cm.

Performance Video 11h 26'

Time Lapse Video 14'47''


© Istanbul Queer Art Collective

Performance directed by Tuna Erdem, Seda Ergül, Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu

Performed by Burak Erkil, Ecem Dalgakıran, Elif Keskinkılıç, Emrah İlerigelen, Emrecan Özen, Fırat Uzun, Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu, Onur Gökhan Gökçek, Seda Ergül, Tuna Erdem + Derin Çankaya

Performance videos directed and edited by Burak Serin

Shot by Burak Serin, Ateş Benek

Photographed by Derin Çankaya

Shot at Istanbul Bilgi University Studios

Adopted from the Original Score Sanitas No: 15 by Tomas Schmit.

Special thanks to Lambdaistanbul, Erinç Seymen, Mustafa Emek Gül, Selen Gülün, Ece Bulut, Istanbul Bilgi University

Exhibited at Mamut Art Project 2015 and Hayaka Art as a part of Nereden Nereye: 23th LGBT Pride Week Exhibition

In 2013, with the momentum created by the Occupy Gezi Movement, 50.000 people came to the Istanbul LGBTI Pride Parade. As artists who wanted to bodily experience this statistical number, we donned the type of costumes we usually wear for Pride and sat in front of the legendary flag that has been a part of the Istanbul Pride since its inception and we attempted to hammer 50.000 nails, turning Tomas Schmit’s fluxus event score Sanitas No:151 into an endurance performance. 50.000 can be read as the representation of the hard work, which occasionally becomes meaningless but has to be continued nonetheless, of being an open gay or lesbian in Turkey.

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