On Some Umbrellas
In this paper which is published in Third Text (Routledge) recently, I concentrate on the condition of being woman in Sevim Burak's work with respect to Derrida and Nietzsche's use of the notion of "umbrella" that also upsurges in Burak's work in various graphic forms. I will argue that Burak's use of voice in her works invokes the concept of "crypt" in psychoanalytical theory (Abraham and Torok), and offers a multifarious reading practice based on a certain sense of visuality and aurality where "proper language" is shaken into pieces, no more preserving the umbrella as a protection, as a shield against "aporia." Presentation will be in the form of a performance for three voices which informed my article in three columns and which I will actualise with pre-recorded material via laptops.
Keywords: Sevim Burak, Voice, Umbrella, Woman,, L'écriture Feminine
Dr. Zafer Aracagok
Lecturer, Department of Graphic Design