29.Jan.2023 || a collaboration || Askida (suspended) || Rounded by Sleep || Iz Oztat Ann Antidote || Istanbul || Arter gallery Istanbul - between 19 May 2022 and 29 January 2023

Bondage suspension + performance + consulting by Ann Antidote.

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Suspended presents a collaboration between Iz Oztat and Ann Antidote, portraying a scene of suspension. As a response to freedom of expression being suspended in public sphere, Oztat explores being a body without agency through her own performance. The scene, negotiated through a consensual contract, interrogates the power dynamics experienced in daily life. The body of the submissive is wrapped, tied and suspended by the dominant in a white parchment that resembles both a swaddle and a shroud.