Banu Çiçek Tülü
11 May–9 Jul 23
A heavy, sweet, sticky atmosphere pervades Galerie im Turm: deep, biotic bass reverberates within the pink-lit room. A soft clicking flickers through the air every now and then. A pale light draws the gaze deeper. Within her artistic practice, Banu Çiçek Tülü uses sound as her primary medium. She grasps bodily rhythms and extracts them sonically in order to investigate their relation and reaction to external rhythmic influences.
For Pink Noise Tülü recorded a soundscape, that was triggered by an HPV infection. The artist translates the very private and often tabooed experience of having a sexually transmitted infection (STI) into a collectively perceptible sound installation. Thus, Tülü aspires to draw attention to one of the most common, yet widely ignored, STIs as well as to open up a space for an exchange on topics of sexual health.
About the artist
Banu Çiçek Tülü (Adana/Turkey, 1984) is an artist, researcher, DJ and producer with a background in urban design from South-East Turkey based in Berlin. She develops her ideas and research by using sound as a primary medium alongside sonic methodology. Her practice-based artistic approach involves participation, social design, ecology, feminist and queer theory. Furthermore, she uses artistic, cultural and political imagination as tools for social change. Previously, she has been investigating the relation between internal rhythms and those that surround the body externally, particularly within urban contexts. Her production processes are just as much part of her art as their materialized results which may be multi-channel videos, sound installations or sculptures.
In 2022, Tülü released her first album TransSoundScapes. For the artist, the EP is an exercise in solidarity between herself as a woman with a migration history and experience and her sisters of the trans community.
Head of production: Carolina Redondo
Gallery invigilators: Daniela Schoepe
Gallery invigilators: J. Ferdinand Gieschke
Curator: Helen-Sophie Mayr
Typography: Irakli Kiziria/Design Provocation
Exhibition design: Samuel Perea-Díaz
Technical advice: Saša Strauß
The curator would like to thank the Team of Galerie im Turm and of Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, who are: Dani Hasrouni, Johanna Böker, Johanna Janßen, Josef Stöhr, Sofía Pfister, Stéphane Bauer and the team of supervisors.
Galerie im Turm is a facility of the municipality department of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.