Mayis Rukel – The Pendant  

The breaking of a mirror initiates five different acts in five different places; exposing shades of magic, politics and systemic violence. Dysfunctionalities of social systems and the harm they inflict, the enforced disappearances in Turkey during the 1990s, the border politics of the EU, manipulative storytelling and power struggles are investigated as the round pendant attempts to become whole again with its gemstones scattered throughout the acts. 

Mayis Rukel (graduate of the VAV – moving image department) is winner of the GRA Award Autonomous Art 2020