Purple Muslin, 2018

Erkan ÖzgenPurple Muslin (2018), mixed media

Section: Out of Control Room

Created in collaboration with refugee women from Northern Iraq, Erkan Özgen’s project is a video exploring the impact of war on women who fled the conflict zones and sought asylum in Europe and Turkey. The video is an inquiry into the ways in which these women cope with trauma and violence. Purple Muslin includes discussions with these women about their individual stories and their shared experiences of war, suffering and displacement.
The work is on view at Palazzo Forcella De Seta.