the great excursion

THE GREAT EXCURSION is an installation examining my memories of the expatriation of Bulgarian Turks into Turkey in the summer of 1989.

Sometimes it’s difficult to collect your memories from 20 years ago, especially if you were a child, at the age of 12 – only fleeting fragments, bits and pieces of stories, emotions and feelings. I create an imaginary puzzle of memories and feelings, stories: neighbors – an insult – a truck – bed-quilts and pillows – a fridge – farewell – tears – empty houses – empty classrooms – expectation are some of the words I associate with the term The Great Excursion.

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