Ozan Atalan


Risk of Infection

Syracuse, 2014

Risk of Infection is a performance in which I used my body as a screen by projecting a 15 minute-video of my circumcision ritual originally recorded on VHS tape. As the video plays, I translate the conversations from Turkish to English.

My ambition is to re-experience the sensation of a past experience. The performance illustrates my personal point in gender-related obligations, as well as being a therapeutic experiment to exorcise myself from the possession of an intense memory.