September - December 2007

Dilek Winchester (Turkey)

Dilek WinchesterThe Turkish artist Dilek Winchester has studied in London and Berlin, today she lives and works in Istanbul. The moving between places and cultures is reflected in her work. She deals with the noncommittal of national and cultural identities in the face of global networking and geographic flexibility.

In the seemingly insignificant, e.g. homemade yoghurt or a randomly said phrase, she detects a sense of belonging and an expression of the innate.

Her projects most often are based on the participation of different groups of people, who she brings together through her action. Art serves her as a medium that can establish cultural and social communication and interaction.

In Leipzig Dilek Winchester continues her work on the online project Emotional Dictionary wherein she explores the transforming potential of language and its emotional connotation.

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