Pinar Asan Güçtekin, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Mapping the Flux: Politics of Affect and Contemporary Moving Image Art from Turkey

In my research project, I am going to critically analyze how affects, emotions and feelings function in and are triggered by the aesthetic forms and media strategies in contemporary video art in Turkey while performing politics and sociality that encompass the ideological pressures and their mediations in the country. In addition to this, through the examination of the selected works as case studies, I will also investigate whether affective aesthetics of the moving image artworks would conduce toward new forms of political engagements, collective imaginations and alternative models of assemblages in Turkey.