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The Story Told Is Yours

2023; Germany

VIDEO: 52’43’ with the participation of Gizem Akman, Mariia Kulchytska, Melika Akbariasl aka likabari, Miguel Buenrostro, Najwa Ahmed, Nathalia Favaro, Nour Sokhon, Ramin Parwin, Ziyad Hawwas
INSTALLATION: Sentences quoted from the film written on bricks with acyclic paint.

The Story Told is Yours delves into the first-person narratives of newcomers to Berlin from different geographies, weaving them into a video of personal stories accompanied by an in­stallation. For the installation, Özlem engraves micro-histories on the city's brick walls, inviting viewers to explore the multiplicity and interconnectedness of experiences associated with migration. The voices of the migrants, as viewers walk among these quotes, stumble upon the foot of hegemonic discourse and create cracks in the petrified narrative layers of dominant historiography. It is persistent attempt to remake the city's memory and dare to rewrite our shared history.

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launched at
Beyond Home - A Feminist Decosntruction Exhibition at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin.
the show is curated
by Özlem Sarıyıldız, Şirin Fulya Erensoy and Selda Asal
(Photo Credits: EricTschernow)