I stretch above and below to connect the ends in a new way. They’re a part of me and I of them. I hold out my quills to extend my home. If you and I should share a touch, I would show you the spaces between. I move on my own, not with the wind, not towards the sun, nor do I need water. I contain all within myself. You decide who I am, what I am, where I am from.
Berfin Ataman was born in Izmir, Turkey. She went on to get her BFA in Theatre design from University of Southern California and her Post – Baccalaureate degree from School of Art Institute Chicago and is currently getting her MFA in UCLA. She has shown her work in Chicago, Los Angeles and Istanbul in galleries and museums. Over multiple collections and projects, she has explored the internal and external perception of movement as they relate to body, space, motion and non- human objects. Her medium is fluid according to each collection but has been materialized as wearables, installations, and other soft, kinetic, sculptures.