Gezi Park Monument was our way of participating the monumental social upheavel against Turkey's oppressive regime in 2013. Here is our project statement:
Monuments of freedom represent social forces that pierce through oppressive institutions. It is significant that in history almost all monuments of freedom have derived from female figures. There is a soft power, an illuminated fearlessness in their stance, which is not inherent in revolting male figures. On the one hand they are complex, inclusive, and plural, on the other they have an ambivalent, forgiving determination, that is resolute, unlike fragile brutality of generic combat.
Thats why our Gezi Monument is designed after a brave woman, shielding her body to a strike of pressurized water.
It strives to represent all above mentioned layers of society, with a harmonizing, blending, healing message, revolting against repression.