I Believe/I Donít Believe
    I Believe/I Donít Believe

    Looping video performance
    Pi Artworks
    2009

    In the world today and throughout history, there are and have been innumerable belief systems. Such variables as our cultural backgrounds, place of origin, lived experiences, level of education, and languages, influence which belief system or systems seem true and reliable to us. One system may not be any more reliable than another, but every individual’s, every religion’s, every institution’s, every academic discipline’s, every community’s, and every society’s beliefs, in one way or the other, may be strong enough to start fatal wars, arguments, and disputes. As a metaphor for the randomness of people’s belief, I drop evil eyes into a bucket in a manner similar to pulling petals off flowers in the childhood game, “He love’s me/He loves me not.” As a three hour live performance, I first performed at “I believe/I don’t believe” Galata Perform. A year later, for my solo show at Pi Artworks, I repeated the performance in the gallery space and later projected the video against the gallery wall where it was taped.