Çiğdem has been doing BODY & SOUND OF I & EYE (U): BOOKPERFORMANCE events since her first book MyFace Book was published in Turkish (2012), and then self-published (to enable and conduct the research) in English (2014). ON-AIR events focus on “the voice” and the act of reading. IN-PERSON events (known as Author-Readers Performances) focus on the “here&now”, meaning the interactions in a specific “space&time” through reading as well as improvised acting. ON-STAGE events focus on both textual and actual “body&sound” as well as constructing a tangible artwork together. Therefore, the whole communication/interaction is concluded with a co-creation - painting / drawing / writing or working on the installation together with the audience / readers. The main text that is employed in these on-stage events in several languages, enabling diverse movement, is “Rise Through Silence” (2017). This was written by Çiğdem as a call to touch the collective consciousness through acts of reading and writing. The co-created artworks are exhibited (BODY & SOUND expo) and sold, with the revenue from these going towards the planting of trees. Visit instagram / @bookperformance which serves as an archive for detailed audio-visual documentation.