who has come who has gone

Photos by Levent Başaçık

2016
6 days, 2 hours a day
“Unexpected Territories”, TÜYAP Contemporary Art Fair, ARTIST 2016.
Istanbul

The artist, on a rug where they put the photos of trans people who are murdered and committed suicide, reads the text they gathered on news about murders and suicides and the perpetrators’ testimonies that are collected through the lawyers of LGBTI+ movement. After each death news, they prickle a needle and one golden butterfly on their legs.


who has come who has gone is an effort to bring into existence of the loss of what is not let to live and to building a temple for those who died because of hate and also an outcry that tries to mirror the normative world’s own mess to its face.