Our Real Home Is Our Life

August 6 - 20, 2021

“Ultimately, our real home is our life.”
Etel Adnan 

Pera Film presents Our Real Home is Our Life, the online film program within the scope of the exhibition, Impossible Homecoming, that was opened in April at Pera Museum.

The works of Etel Adnan, who was born into a family with many languages, religions and identities, portrays her history migrating through geographies, the weight of this world and the search for the place we call home. Our Real Home is Our Life includes various forms of moving image: videos of conversations with Etel Adnan, documentaries that follows the traces of her work, and essay-films that are inspired by her oeuvre. 

The program that will take place between the 6th and 20th of August will show Words in Exile, the documentary which depicts, through visuals fragments, Etel Adnan’s unique portrait shaped by multiplicity of languages, of peoples and their identities; Five Senses for One Death, in which Etel Adnan, together with Gavin Bryars, deals with topics of memory, archeological excavation, and historiography at the intersection of artistic practice and scientific research; I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another, which is one part of the trilogy by Otolith Group’s experimentation on both politics and aesthetics of water, revolving around the movement of thought and of ocean; and lastly, In Conversation with Etel Adnan, an interview with the artist conducted by the Ireland Modern Art Museum’s curator Rachael Thomas on her work and life in 2015. 

The program will be streamed at film.peramuzesi.org.tr between August 6 - 20, and only be accessible to online audiences in Turkey. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

Etel Adnan: Words in Exile

Etel Adnan: Words in Exile

Gavin Bryars and Etel Adnan: Five Senses for One Death

Gavin Bryars and Etel Adnan: Five Senses for One Death

I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point And Another

I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point And Another

In Conversation with Artist Etel Adnan

In Conversation with Artist Etel Adnan

Etel Adnan

Impossible Homecoming was a retrospective exhibition of Etel Adnan, the Lebanese-born artist, activist, and poet whose life spanned nearly a century.  

Etel Adnan

Reality Bites!

Reality Bites!

Works by a large number of students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo deal with current and often painful themes from the socio-political, economic and cultural reality, raising awareness, appealing, warning, opening issues and offering new interpretations.

Ottoman Music and Entertainment from the Perspective of Painters

Ottoman Music and Entertainment from the Perspective of Painters

When we examine the Ottoman-themed paintings of indoor everyday life by western painters, musical entertainment attracts attention as a fundamental aspect of the lifestyle.

Rineke Dijkstra Look At Me!

Rineke Dijkstra Look At Me!

“The portrait tells us that there is an inner and an outer dimension of the human condition; it provides—or should provide—information about both the physical and psychological character of an individual.”