Quarantine At First

When the first Covid 19 case was detected in Turkey, all the border gates of the country were closed. On the third day of my trip to Germany, I was transported to Turkey on an emergency flight and was put in quarantine in a student dormitory in Kocaeli on suspicion of being positive. I was forbidden to leave the room where I was alone for 14 days. Days were repeating one another, time was running slower than it was outside, and it was very difficult to pass the time. During this stressful period, I felt that the quarantine would not end. While looking for ways to adapt to the environment, I took this video with my mobile phone.

  • Özlem Köse
  • Özlem Köse
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    Experimental, Short, Other
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    4 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2021
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Director Biography - Özlem Köse

Özlem Köse, who is a visual artist (1995, b. Gaziantep), graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting. In 2020, She completed her master's degree at the Fine Arts Institute of the same university with her thesis on "Repulsive Images in Contemporary Art: Abject Art". She continues her work in Istanbul in the fields of painting, video art, photography on subjects such as gender, racism, forced displacement. Some of the exhibitions she participated in were; Art as a Response to Mental Health (Doncaster, 2020), While Nobody's Watching (Newyork, 2020), Evin Hatırladıkları; Bir İmge Dersi (Istanbul, 2019), Ephemerid/Ephemera (Istanbul, 2017), Umulmadık Topraklar (Istanbul, 2016).

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