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”.