This talk is based on Elif Eda’s first experience with Digital Arts. As a filmmaker, she has always thought the movies she makes or produces should create new “eyes” for the audience rather than telling a story written in stone.
She has always wanted the audience, eventually, to replace her/his eyes with the characters’ eyes and start telling the story of another person to themselves as if it is theirs. The VR project “The Thing Between Us” helped her to understand how New Media could pave a more solid way of doing this.
“A meeting of two: eye to eye, face to face.
And when you are near I will tear your eyes out
and place them instead of mine,
and you will tear my eyes out
and will place them instead of yours,
then I will look at me with mine.” ― Jacob Levy Moreno
If you have ever been labelled by the society, if you have ever felt stuck in a role that does not feel authentic and if you have been constantly looking ways of expressing yourself, you have to join Elif Eda while she talks about how her VR project “The Thing Between Us”.
Discover how it was born and developed. And, how this project helped her and many other Turkish women wearing a hijab to face their traumas, and find a way out of it. This is a place “beyond right and wrong” and we will meet there.