Box with 271 text sheets
Spatial installation for Forward, March! SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul. (2019)
Installation with 270 text sheets
ANTHEMS is a choreography in the format of a book: A narrative that circles around bodies as tools for societal changes. Its starting point is the bodily exercises of the Ling gymnastic system, created in Sweden in the beginning of the 19th Century. The exercises came to be implemented in Ottoman schools as a strategy to shape the new Turkish Republic.
Exhibition view. Forward, March! SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul. Photo: Mustafa Hazneci (SALT).