Behind the Scenes: Resistance

Turkish Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 23, 2013 5:27AM

In Resistance, Ali Kazma explores the discourses, techniques and management tactics developed for the body today and focuses on the interventions and strategies that both release the body from its own restrictions and restrict it in order to control it.

Kazma attempts to read the complex meanings and the enigma produced by the body as a physical and conceptual space from within a broad network of relations. Amongst the various settings of Resistance are a film set in Paris, a prison in Sakarya, a school and a hospital operating room in Istanbul, a university where robot production and experimental research is carried out in Berlin, a medical research laboratory in Lausanne, a tattoo studio in London, and a theatre hall in New York.

Ali Kazma, Resistance, 2013, production still. Photograph: Selen Korkut.

Turkish Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale