04/05/2020 | Writer: Yiğit E Korkmaz
Artist Sinan Tuncay carried Zeki Müren's daily routine in 1984 to the present day with their new work “My Beautiful Quarantine”.
“I sleep for a bit. Four hours of sleep is enough for me. I don't eat breakfast. I do my morning exercise. My doctors made it mandatory since March. At first, when the weather was clear, I was walking about 5 kilometers through the Belgrade forests. Now, of course, I do more home practice. I'm pedaling, paddling, and massaging with a waistband. Then I answer the phone calls. I'm trying to get the letters answered. I sign pictures for people who want pictures. I'm eating a low-calorie meal for lunch. I mean, specially prepared, diet meals. I do my daily errands in the afternoon. I definitely get into the sauna in the afternoon and get a massage. Then I go back to my house. I eat my diet meal again. It's a very small and restricted diet. Sometimes I go to a club to be with my friends all night. I watch videos sometimes. I love watching my own movies. I have the videos of most of them, as tapes. And then I watch TV shows that interest me. And then, like everyone else, I take my pills and go to bed.”
That's how Zeki Müren answered the question “How does your life continue now?" in 1984 in the documentary “Pleasant Melody".
The artist Sinan Tuncay, who questioned the gender degraded to dualities through the heteronormative “male man” image, with their work that intertwines public and private, masculine and feminine, real scales with miniatures in their latest exhibition “Reserved for the Men I’ve Never Become”, brought one day of Müren to the present day with their work “My Beautiful quarantine”.
Translation: Yiğit E. Korkmaz
Tags: arts and culture