Four Sermons to the Dead
2011 - 2013
“In this work, with the help of photo-collage, I rebuilt my dreams that are about death and separation. It was during my mother’s illness and death. These dreams are in a sense very personal for me, but at the same time they belong to the collective consciousness, they are a part of mythology, religion and culture. In these dreams the city that I live in is a mixture of Istanbul and Berlin. The photography medium helps me to show that.” (A.S)
Asli Sungu, born in Turkey in 1975, spans in her practice from video to installations. Her work focuses on private stories, which are often humorous or idiosyncratic but the resonance is something we can all identify with. She explores daily themes that highlight much larger power structures and meanings. She has exhibited her work internationally, including Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (2013), Istanbul Modern Museum (2014), Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn (2014) and the Changwon Sculpture Biennale, Korea (2018). She currently lives and works in Berlin.