Channeling Bahriye

A projection of the four members of Collectiva Inanna lights up the stage at Theatro Polis during the second staging of their inaugural production ‘Taking Back the Booty’. Bahriye Kemal is in the projection but not on stage, due to travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. She is nonetheless present through the performance, through her imagery and words. Among them these lines from one of her poems:

Poisoned by Truth of Space
Buffering in the buffer zone
Crossing north-south checkpoints,
east-west checkpoints
Captures Mediteranean Fractures