Prof.Arzu Öztürkmen, Adnan Yildiz and Köken Ergun in conversation (Istanbul Theatre Festival, 2012)
ABOUTWEDDING takes its name from the predominantly Turkish neighborhood in Berlin where most of the footage of the film has been recorded. During the course of 6 months in 2006-7, I have recorded the wedding ceremonies of Turkish and Kurdish immigrants in Berlin, which culminated in a large video archive. From this archive I have created a 3 channel video piece which is presented as an installation in art institutions. But the experiences I have gathered during the course of this project + the archive later led me to turn this research into a PhD thesis, on emotion and rituals; currently titled: "Rituals of Isolation: Emotional Bonding in Wedding Ceremonies of the Turkish-German Society in Berlin".