2019, Performance / Zine
This is a work in collaboration with Rotterdam based artist Jake Caleb and its an ongoing dialogue into locality and disruption following the constantly moving roots of the fig tree. Looking at cities like London, Istanbul and Rotterdam they try to trace the impact and process of immigration through the presence and absence of the fg tree. Merve from the perspective of her homeland where they are native
species and Jake from London where they have been introduced and thrive in the cities micro climate; entangle their different positions much like the fig tree that has the capacity to both resist and adapt.
In the performance they voice letters written to each other and talk about their experiences taking the fg tree as a symbol that represents. These letters were later brought together in a zine format and continues their travel.
Performance Duration: 10 Min.