I love it when translation can be found to agree with our weird desires
With Ulufer Çelik, 2017-2020
Winner of Volumes 2020, Kunsthalle Zurich
Do you know what şemsiye means? Do you use the word kırbaç for a whip?
For around three years, we have been asking each other about identical words used in both of our languages: Turkish and (vernacular) Palestinian Arabic. It is a process that can last for good – as long as our friendship lives. We spend time together uttering words that are held in common and draw them, discovering whether they carry the same meaning, are slightly different, or are false friends.