Still from 'Gravity', 2007 © Nezaket Ekici

Nezaket Ekici 
*1970 in Kirsehir
lives in Berlin and Stuttgart

Nezaket Ekici’s Gravity primarily addresses the headscarf debates taking place worldwide and the contemporary complexities of political and social identity. The burqa debate that started in the twentieth century, particularly after 9/11, raised numerous difficult political disputes and questions of religious tolerance. In this video the technique of the headscarf binding is closely monitored, and as the repetition of her actions continues she eventually disappears under her garment.