'A breathtaking rebuttal to white masculinity’s likely attempts to monopolise a heroic narrative.' REALTIME ARTS
DISCOVER THE SIMPLE POLITICAL ACT OF SHARING A MOTORCYCLE RIDE
Book a 15-min slot to share a motorcycle ride across an iconic Australian landscape and become a cast member in this one-on-one film performance.
On 15–16 December 2014, a lone gunman held hostage ten customers and eight employees of a Lindt chocolate café in Sydney. Although the motivation of the gunman remained unclear, the reaction of the police and the media resulted in a wave of anti Muslim sentiment across Australia. Forming a viral phenomenon, locals used the Twitter tag #illridewithyou to offer solidarity and an invitation to travel with them.
In The Ride, artist Cigdem Aydemir cleverly turns this on its head inviting you to join her and, in doing so, to co-create an incisive political act out of the simple, playful sharing of a motorcycle ride.
The resulting film will be shown at the Arnolfini during the In Between Time Summit. Visit The Ride page for more information on the film screening.
Cigdem Aydemir is a Sydney-based artist working in installation, performance and video art. Her socially and politically engaged art practice uses play, criticism and humour to create possibilities for communication. Much of her work explores the image of the veiled woman and lived experience.
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BANNER IMAGE: THE RIDE, CIGDEM AYDEMIR © CIGDEM AYDEMIRBOOK YOUR 15-MIN SLOT