The Autistic Turn Expanded
Online Lecture Performance by Ipek Burçak
The Autistic Turn is a project by Ipek Burçak which deals with AI and neurodiversity in intersectional waters. Based on an artist book of the same title, it spreads itself into other forms and media. The Autistic Turn Expanded stretches out the previous work by adding extra layers. In between and during a sound-based work, Ipek Burçak will present readings of quotes and poems on further speculative (sick) futures and the reality of platform capitalism.
The autistic turn, heralded by Burçak comes after the previous so-called turns that inidcate a paradigm shift, such as the affective turn and other Western feminist turns, and aims to bring a fresh wave.
Ipek Burçak is an artist, working across a variety of media, including video, installation, sculpture, new media, performance, and artists’ books. Her process often results in world-building while exploring the entanglements between human and non-human beings, social space, anti-ableist approaches, and narratives hidden under technologies. In her installations, she searches for gritty aesthetics beyond the flat and clean visual language. Ipek Burçak is the co-founder of the publishing collective Well Gedacht Publishing, where she co-produces artists’ publications in various forms in collaboration with other diasporic artists. She lives in Berlin.