© Photo by: Dilan Aydemir
A photograph of work by Dilan Aydemir depicting a close up shot of a woman's face, taken in sepia tone. Layered over the top of the picture is another identical picture with a fracture in the centre, revealing the photograph below.
Dilan Aydemir is a disabled visual artist from Turkey who works in multimedia. Her work is heavily influenced by the Mexican disability icon, Frida Kahlo. Employing the Tableau Vivant style, Aydemir recreates famous artworks by Frida Kahlo in short self-portrait videos, placing herself at the centre. Aydemir draws parallels between her lived experience as a disabled female artist and Kahlo’s, heavily referencing the internal struggle experienced by the latter about her identity as a disabled woman.
Description: A series of short films which recreate artworks by Frida Kahlo. The videos can be screened separately or together. The videos should be projected on to a white wall, or curtain, with no lighting.
People on road: At least 2 people
Video self portrait inspired by Frida Kahlo's 'Self Portrait with Cropped Hair' (1940).