Meltem Arikan
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Published on Jun 29, 2014

"Recalling love: And woman and man..." is a thirty minute performance based on excerpts from the acclaimed Turkish novelist Meltem Arikan's 7 novels. It was performed as part of International Performance Festival Cardiff in 10 Feet Tall on 15 June 2014.

A crowded bar. Time stops suddenly.

♪ Time, it needs time, ♪
♪ To win back your love again. ♪

A woman and a man. They read. They read out loud their love.
And woman is searching for love, and maybe love is searching for Woman as well. Maybe woman likes to search for love, or she will lose her hope. She always had her feelings in her mind, and also her questions to the pains, joys, hopes, hopelessness, past and future.

And Man is escaping from love, while escaping from it he believes he is protecting the Man. In fact Man is searching for the Man. Maybe he enjoys running away, otherwise he will have to face his fears and lose all his

How can love be so different for the woman and the man?
Time stops and we recall love. And woman and man...

 

Category
Film & Animation
 

License
Standard YouTube License 

Meltem Arıkan is a Turkish novelist and playwright. Her fourth novel Yeter Tenimi Acıtmayın (Stop Hurting My Flesh) was banned in early 2004 by the Committee to Protect the Minors from Obscene Publications, with the accusation of "Writing about the non-existing incest fact in Turkey, attempting to disturb the Turkish family order with a feminist approach.” The ban was lifted after two months and Arıkan has been awarded with “Freedom of Idea and Statement Prize 2004” by the Turkish Publishers’ Association. She published her 9th novel in 2009.  Stop Hurting My Flesh was recently republished in Turkish and will be published in English in 2014.

 

Published on Jun 29, 2014

"Recalling love: And woman and man..." is a thirty minute performance based on excerpts from the acclaimed Turkish novelist Meltem Arikan's 7 novels. It was performed as part of International Performance Festival Cardiff in 10 Feet Tall on 15 June 2014.

A crowded bar. Time stops suddenly.

♪ Time, it needs time, ♪
♪ To win back your love again. ♪

A woman and a man. They read. They read out loud their love.
And woman is searching for love, and maybe love is searching for Woman as well. Maybe woman likes to search for love, or she will lose her hope. She always had her feelings in her mind, and also her questions to the pains, joys, hopes, hopelessness, past and future.

And Man is escaping from love, while escaping from it he believes he is protecting the Man. In fact Man is searching for the Man. Maybe he enjoys running away, otherwise he will have to face his fears and lose all his

How can love be so different for the woman and the man?
Time stops and we recall love. And woman and man...

 

Category
Film & Animation
 

License
Standard YouTube License 

Meltem Arıkan is a Turkish novelist and playwright. Her fourth novel Yeter Tenimi Acıtmayın (Stop Hurting My Flesh) was banned in early 2004 by the Committee to Protect the Minors from Obscene Publications, with the accusation of "Writing about the non-existing incest fact in Turkey, attempting to disturb the Turkish family order with a feminist approach.” The ban was lifted after two months and Arıkan has been awarded with “Freedom of Idea and Statement Prize 2004” by the Turkish Publishers’ Association. She published her 9th novel in 2009.  Stop Hurting My Flesh was recently republished in Turkish and will be published in English in 2014.

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