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Women Cinemakers

Curators of the event asked their students and others to make a video haiku for the festival. For the first time they had a special video category called 'Video Haiku'. As a result, for the first time in my life I set myself a challenge to create a video haiku and thus finally I found how to make connections between painting, poetry and video art and to summon up all these elements into one piece. I took my paintings (oil on canvas) from the series called ' ' in which traffic and safety symbols as well as symbols found in shopping malls were depicted and after photo manipulating these paintings I made 17 stills of them equivalent to 17 syllables of a haiku. I chose traffic and safety symbols along with shopping mall symbols for the haiku because from my point of view they somehow relate to ancient cave paintings. According to some theories, cave paintings were not just merely decorations of living areas, they may have been a way of communication with others. Hence, in my opinion, traffic, safety and shopping center symbols also are a certain way of communication and they can tell a story of the 21st century humans in their visual images, they are like an international visual language of communication that can be understood in a global context. Thus, my goal was to connect painting (oil on canvas), poetry (haiku) and video art; and to make all these elements to play roles of equal importance in one piece; to tell a one day diary story in the international language of images instead of words, to write it on a screen instead on a sheet of paper. (1 min 48 sec) was the first video I have ever made and to my surprise it was selected for the festival. That fact encouraged me to create another video — video drawing . The inspiration for early childhood and as you explained once,

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