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fig.: Portrait Ali Kazma, born 1971 in Istanbul, studied at The New School in New York City with focus on film.

What shapes the body?

This year's artist from Turkey at the Venice Biennale Ali Kazma researched and filmed almost one year the circumstances which are 'shaping' and transforming the body into a carrier of information (symbols, meanings) and will present the results of his observation as video installation with the title 'Resistance'.

For his art work, Ali Kazma filmed at locations worldwide such as at the laboratory for robot productions and experimental research at an university in Berlin, at a medical research lab in Lausanne or at a film set in Paris.

Ali Kazma will present his view on the impact of our social, cultural, political, economical worlds on the body as multi-channel video installation with the title 'Resistance' for the first time at the Pavilion of Turkey during the 55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia which runs from 1 June until 24 November 2013.

fig.: Video still 'Robot' from the multi-channel video installation 'Resistance' by Ali Kazma, premiere at the 55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Pavilion of Turkey (1 June - 24 November 2013). The "...body as a field of information, experience and action are explored under a range of diverse definitions and perceptions such as "material body", "social body", "body under surveillance", "disciplined body", "body at work", "speaking body", "the lived body" and "the sexual body"," is the work explained on pavilionofturkey.iksv.org.




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