Blending Flash Fiction & Art
Interview with Fatmagül Mutlu
What was the last book you read that made you say damn that was a good book?
Michele Obama's book 'Becoming'.
Ah nice, I haven't read her work yet but I'm sure there would be some interesting insights. Pen, pencil or phone which one do you reach for when you need to write something down?
For me, a pencil is always the best choice.
Who are your go-to writers when you need something to read on holiday?
Carl Gustav Jung.
From you Fatmagül that makes perfect sense. Let's pivot to art for a minute, which contemporary artist do you most admire?
What about your art Fatmagül, which artists have influenced your current artistic direction?
What advice would you give someone who is just starting to send their work out to journals?
I think, they should have strong artist statement.
Interesting, I have never heard that before. Which artists do you like to work with?
Dalia Berlin and Ela Solomon.
Any particular reason?
I curated an international art festival in Barcelona and I think 2 international artists showed amazing performances by their unique works. If anyone would like to see opening performance, please visit the link.
Thank you for the link Fatmagül, what about for you, what is coming next for you?
My next move is attending funded international art residency program and of course, raising funds for artists with disabilities.
Fatmagül Mutlu is an activist artist, art director and curator
Fatmagül Mutlu is an activist artist, art director and curator who works on speculative future and post-human brain. Paintings, experimental digital installations and speculative sculptures are her creation departments. Interdisciplinary approaches is the most important tools for her works.
Partenze, Distance and Disare, Root.01, Le Radici, Metamorphosis, Soliloquy and Crypton are my international festivals that she directed and curated before. All is including futuristic approach which held on Italy, Spain and Germany. Her some artworks selected for Osten Biennial Macedonia, Ecuador Biennial, We Are We Belong Chicago, Press for Progress Dubai, Tüyap International Art Fair Utopia. She also selected women leader by Redbull Amaphiko Turkey and Atlas Corps USA to adding value global art culture.
Mutlu is founding director of The Bold Modern and Bipocos Art Iniatives and she has been working on international collaborations for inovative works. She gave training from University of Maryland in the title of ‚‘The Circle: Arts and Culture Management‘‘. She founded Global Art Movement:Stigma International Residency Program with European Union Fund. Her initiative celebrates Van Gogh’s birthday each year of March 30.
Psychologist and author Ulric Neisser said that ‘’Most of our oldest memories are the product of repeated rehearsal and reconstruction.’’ Like the artist’s creations... Our memories are full of the contemporary issues with past experiences. Every human behaviour describes which people has title as withness to testify today’s world. From my perspective, artists have been reshaping past cognitive entries through art. Every tools describes what we have in the near past: war, pandemic, economic crises and so on.
She has been working on speculative future organism, climate crises and economic chaos to make artworks worldwide through art residency programs. Her technique is kind of monologue for sustainable future. She has been using recycled fabrics and weave them by historical methodology. She is aiming to make kinesthetic sculpture in the collaboration with scientists. The sculpture series will be immobilized samples in the theme of future organism and each part of samples will be moved with others. It is a authentic technique in the inspire of history. The technique includes recycled materials to weaving and reshaping them by poliester. Eco-friendly works has been becoming speculative and kinesthetic sculptures and installations.
She believe that art is a bridge past and future about century’s problems and the future of nature on our world could be like nothing we’ve seen before. Brains will fly, ears can swim, hands would drink...
Psychosis by Fatmagül Mutlu
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