Sirin Bahar Demirel

… is working on an interactive installation that brings together e-textiles, touch sensors, project mapping and experimental animation.

Sirin is working on an interactive installation project that brings together e-textiles, touch sensors, projection mapping, and experimental animation. The goal is to create an installation where viewers are invited to touch embroidery patterns and trigger videos to emerge from the fabric, telling stories of how women use(d) needlework to resist and challenge the limitations of a patriarchal society. Within Cross-TIC’s Time-Based Media research trajectory, I will investigate the technical feasibility of this project, explore potential possibilities of materials, and conduct hands-on experimentation. The aim of the research is to learn how to weave different mediums together to activate multiple senses and make the public a crucial element of the work.

About Sirin

Şirin Bahar Demirel is a filmmaker and visual artist, working with moving image, collage and photography. Her works explore home, mis/displacement and workings of memory in its broadest sense, through their relationships with objects and places, highlighting the underlying gender roles. She tells personal stories rooted in social realities with a playful approach, and experiments with the dialogue between archival&found images and her own creations. Demirel studied cinema at Galatasaray University in Istanbul and Artistic Direction of Cultural Projects at Paul Valéry University in France. Film festivals and group exhibitions that she participated in include IDFA, Kassel Dokfest, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Sharjah Film Platform and Istanbul Museum of Modern Art screenings.

Sirin is conducting this project within Time Based Media, at Concordia.