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The Subulterne speaks again (2021)





Destroyed lives, languages, histories and families, destroyed and crushed between the imperial West and other homogenizing great powers, such as the Ottoman Empire. Lives and stories that did not survive, their bodies disempowered by rulers, sexualized and fetishized by whites. Forced on canvases, staged for eternally perverted, to circulate as an object.
What happens when the lips that were not painted to speak but to seduce speak again and the collective power of the oppressed strikes back. With a radical poetry that not only describes the abuse, but creates a change, Ilayda Çakır brings images to contradict. A common chorus of emotional and learned knowledge unites to put an end to the complex and multilayered oppression.

Nick Schamborski about "The Subulterne speaks again"

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