Eat Me, Protect Me - Press Release

Galeri x-ist,is showing Banu Birecikligil’s 2nd solo exhibition. The exhibit will be on display from 8th of April till 2nd of May 2006.

In her first show the viewer was faced with childhood as a reference point where young girls were caught between being spectators to various natural and manmade disasters and/or being the suspected protagonists of the same. The undefined line between arsonist and spectator.

In the latest show by Birecikligil we revisit maybe the same geography but from a different perspective. This is a tourist visa to a place we had forgotten, to a more innocent time where one had the security of the imagination. Away from the calcified, stagnant, industrial hyperreality of the now. A chance to revisit the heroes, and talismans of our past, and walk through the gardens of our childhood with a mature sense of consciousness.