Nazlı Dinçels 16mm films are made entirely by hand. She scratches, types, sews and stamps her letters on the image. These physical actions are related to traditional women’s tasks in her Turkish upbringing, such as cooking or carpet weaving. In doing so, she searches for a visual language that can express what it means to be a Turkish immigrant in the United States today, to make films there on celluloid. She pushes her often painful, embarrassing and sexually charged childhood memories into her films, both literally and figuratively. Text becomes image, the image becomes body. Dinçel is interested in pornographic images. She uses sex as a subversive force, a force that is capable of erasing social structures or stereotypical conventions. In addition to the sexual subject, she wants to make her films physically present. She will be present in OFFoff to project her films herself, in order to make her pleasure as a filmmaker tangible to the viewer.
Program: Godart Bakkers, i.c.w. LUCA School of Arts and KASK Gent