© Philippe Graton, 2019

Çiğdem y MİROL (TR/BE) has been developing BOOKPERFORMANCE as an artistic and literary concept as well as a worldview. As a writer, painter and performance artist, she challenges the body and sound of a textual self that is expressed through the body and sound of an actual self through visual and musical dynamics. 

Her BOOKPERFORMANCE events follow the creation process in which all kinds of readers are invited. Çiğdem laid the concept’s fundamental values, stated in its manifesto, thanks to her experience in academia (research) and journalism (art&literary criticism); theatre (stage direction) and visual arts (creative direction&curatorship); psychology (coaching) and teaching (academic&creative writing); translation (literary&scientific) and readership.

In addition to her literary and artistic activities, Çiğdem is pursuing her academic research in literary studies (arts & philosophy) while also giving sessions in creative and academic reading, thinking, and writing based on the BOOKPERFORMANCE concept.