Ülkü Caglayan is an artist whose practice engages in performative studies, movement research and neuroscience.
She is primarily interested in the type of knowledge or understanding which is not reducible to language, yet sensible, unthought-of, yet known. This may be through collective experimentation or research creation working with different practices both linguistic and non-linguistic (movement, breath, embodied interaction). Ülkü, in her creative processes, focuses on different ways of sense making and thinking, such as rhizomatic thinking.
Her work investigates unknown, unlearned types of interaction possibilities within the empirical and specific knowledge of the body. In her recent performance, Making Sense, she exposes the predominance of language and searches for ways for bodily understanding.