as we all know

Civan Özkanoğlu's unscripted performance As We All Know (2016) centers on happenstance, on a walking path within one of Istanbul's contested areas where a burgeoning cultural sector, including the Istanbul Biennial, and an antagonistic neighborhood converge. The work is based on an encounter where he comes across children rummaging jettisoned videotapes from a television program. Özkanoğlu's performative work embraces photography and an installation tracing a series of coincidences, convergences, discoveries and roundabouts.