Belit Sag, NL, 2017, 5'5"
The work investigates political amnesia in Turkey through images of public figures in the last 40 years. Some of these figures are part of the mafia, state, drugs and arms traffic triangle. They do not publicly state what they know. Some of them explain their amnesia by claiming mental illness or inability to be consciously present in a certain moment due to trauma. What does it mean to publicly remember or forget politically charged history? What are the channels of remembering and forgetting? What images of the criminal practices of the past are we exposed to?