Anny Öztürk and Sibel Öztürk are sisters and have been working together since 2000. The migration background of their family, which spans several generations and extends from Turkey to Romania to Germany, has contributed to the fact that both of them feel rooted in more than one culture. Memories and stories are associated with more than one place, and sometimes it is precisely this intersection of places and cultures that completes the picture of home.
“home to us can be many things beyond a particular location. It can be a ray of light, a smell, a musical piece. Most importantly, however, it is linked to memories. Those that we have collected in our lifetime as well as those bestowed upon us in the form of family narratives.”
For the home.frankfurt.telaviv project, the artists intend to simulate a lockdown and relocate their artistic activities to the living room, among sofa, armchairs, tables, stools, and floor. Using household items as working materials, they will make collages from books and magazines, create three-dimensional sculptural collages from kitchen appliances, and paint onto the carpets and floors.
Foto: Harald Schröder