Cemre Kara is a Turkish artist, recently graduated from the Artscience Interfaculty at The Royal Academy of Arts, in The Hague, in The Netherlands. She works with a range of mediums, from projection mapping to performances, audio-visual experiences. Through her performances and installations, she aims to explore social and political contexts. Her current research topic is on food in a cultural context making ceramic dishwares and creating performative dining situations.
During her residency Cemre Kara plans to work with food designer Laila Snevele on the project “Playing with Your Food”.
“Don’t play with your food! is just one of the things your parents might have told you, but we want you to do just that.
We want to explore the role of the body in the act of eating; turning your dinner into a playful act.
Have you noticed how a slightly bent fork or spoon can distract you from your mindless meal?
How disturbing and new it seems at the beginning until you get used to the slight change.
We want to recognize the discomfort of learning and find comfort in it.
When our movements are free from the table’s limitations, we can observe how the body and mind behave in the act of learning.”
Visitors are invited to experience the outcome of the residency on October 28-30.
This residency was awarded to Cemre Kara for her outstanding graduation work at the Royal Art Academy of The Hague, as the first iii research residency award.
Cemre Kara, photo by Emma Grima
The residency program of iii is funded by the Creative Industries Fund NL, The Municipality of The Hague and the Creative Europe program of the European Union.