E Li Dû Man (Left behind)
Date 21 May 2019
Location Main floor
Wars take away a lot from people. But sometimes they take away the people and leave their belongings behind.
As a journalist covering the clashes in Kurdish cities in Turkey, 2015 – 2016, Zehra Dogan took the small objects she found in the debris, as testimony of a war no one was talking about. This installation tells the stories of those who fled, via what they left behind. It also invites you into a conversation and to participate in the crafting and performance of stories about place and displacement.
E Li Dû Man (Left behind) will also house an experimental, participatory press room where Zehra and her collaborator, Ege Dundar, along with others will write content and co-produce with visitors a newspaper for artists and activists imprisoned in Turkey.
The installation will invite the visiting public to read the stories Zehra and fellow journalists documented, bearing witness to the displaced and those who lost their lives. Translation will play a key role in this installation. Co-Commissioned with Tate Exchange in collaboration with Index on Censorship, English PEN and PEN International.