Smile,  2017

Selin Kocagöncü

Live Camera Performance
1 hour


Performistanbul’s first live camera performance “Smile” by Selin Kocagöncü will be broadcasted live on Performistanbul’s Youtube channel. During her 1 hour-long live camera performance, Kocagöncü works on developing a smile to use when posing for photographs from that day on. The performance attempts to resolve the feminist crisis caused by the clash of expectations of beauty, need for authenticity and the overall requirements of posing.

Throughout the hour, Kocagöncü continually and transparently organizes herself for the camera’s gaze by trying out and performing different poses for photograph.

The key aspect of the process of “Smile” is that she gauges these poses without viewing the images generated. Instead, to evaluate them, Kocagöncü relies on her own live subjective experiences of the individual poses.


©  Selin Kocagöncü and Performistanbul