Concept, directing: Elif Tütem Aslan
Photography directing, sound: Galip Kürkçü
Movement design, performance: Deniz Atlı
Taking its inspiration from Julia Kristeva’s semiotic chora approach of a maternal space, the film invites us to experience the first steps of being and becoming through the performer’s body. This approach is nourishing but also threatening in some ways and in ‘Chora’ it leads us to our forgotten struggle of separation from the mother. Connoting the womb, ‘Chora’ is a maternal space which offers protection and nourishment, but also is a threat to the autonomy. Torn between a drive for individuality and a need for attachment, one must inevitably leave this maternal space, in order to “be”.
‘Chora’ won the ‘Best Movie’ award in Cinema Dans Ankara International Short Dance Film Festival 2018 which is supported by Goethe Institute and also took part in official selection of İstanbul International Experimental Film Festival 2018.