Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Kutluğ Ataman, TR

This video by Turkish artist Kutlug Ataman constituted a portrayal of Semiha Berksoy, a woman painter living in Istanbul. The viewer was captivated by the portrayal of the aura and personality of the character. This, together with the darkness of the projection room, made the viewer become part of the life and story of Semiha Berksoy.