© Philippe Graton, 2019

Çiğdem y Mirol (TR/BE) has developed “bookperformance” as an artistic and literary concept as well as a world-view. As a writer, painter and performance artist, she challenges the body and the sound of a textual self that transforms itself into the sound and body of an actual self through visual and musical dynamics. Thus, she does "bookperformance"s to the creative process of which readers of all kinds are all-ways invited. 

Çiğdem’s experience in academia (BA,MA,PhD in Literature & Arts) and journalism (Literary & Art Critic); theatre (Puppeteer & Director) and visual arts (Curator & Creative Director); psychology (Narrative Therapist & Life Coach) and teaching (Academic & Creative Writing); translation (Simultaneous & Literary translator) and readership (Non-stop Reader) not only laid the fundamental values of the concept as well as “The Weird & The Absurd” philosophy behind it but also contributed to the notion of “transparency” in it.

Apart from writing her books, which are accompanied by her paintings / drawings (that she calls writings as well), in a performative way and transferring them to the readers through performances on or off stages or through exhibitons at galleries, Çiğdem is giving sessions of creative writing, thinking, reading based on the “bookperformance” concept.