MARAL MÜDOK ›MECHANIC’S HELPER‹

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© Maral Müdok

SAT 05/22 / 3:30 P.M. ZOOM
AUDIENCE DISCUSSION WITH VIDEO PERFORMANCE
Video ON DEMAND during the festival

Language: English
A video version (ca. 5 min.) of ›Mechanic’s Helper‹ is available on demand during the entire festival days.

FREE OF CHARGE

Cem Karaca’s song ›Tamirci Çırağı‹ (›Mechanic’s Helper‹) tells the sad story of a young workshop employee for whose love of a woman there is no hope because of class differences. Due to his open criticism of the oppression of the working class, the song attained cult status in the leftist Turkish scene in the 1970s and ultimately led to Karaca being expelled from his homeland in 1979. In exile in Germany, he continued his musical career and wrote songs in German and English about the situation of Turkish “guest workers” and immigrants. Almost 50 years later, Maral Müdok translates the famous song and slips into the role of the worker crossed in love. In her version, the fatefully cemented categories of class and gender are skillfully abstracted and unraveled in a play with role images and linguistic interventions.

Maral Müdok works in the fields of video, performance, poetry, drawing, and editorial design. In 2016 she gained her bachelor’s in visual arts and communication design at the Bahcesehir University in Istanbul and is currently an art student doing her diploma at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach. Maral Müdok deals with collective, individual and unconscious memory culture. Performance and video are Maral Müdok’s artistic means to reinvent herself and shift notions of masculinity, femininity and identity.

CREDITS

CONCEPT/PERFORMANCE Maral Müdok
MUSIC/EQUIPMENT Max Rehme