© Philippe Graton, 2019

Çiğdem y Mirol (Belgian/Turkish) has been developing Bookperformance as a worldview based on her artistic and literary expressions. As a writer, painter and performance artist, she brings the body and sound of a textual being (language) into play and expresses it through the body and sound of an actual being (human) through visual and musical dynamics. 

Her Bookperformance events follow the creation process of interfering with the readers/audience. Çiğdem laid the concept’s fundamental values, stated in its manifesto, thanks to her experience in creative writing, visual arts (creative direction&curatorship), theatre (stage direction), journalism (art&literary criticism), psychology (coaching), teaching (academic&creative writing), translation (literary&scientific) and readership (academic and non-academic) of the wor-l-d.

In addition to her literary and artistic activities, Çiğdem y Mirol is a PhD Candidate in literary studies (arts & music & philosophy) at Gent University,  developing a practice-theory based on the orientations and the resonance of Bookperformance. She is also pursuing a research on the sounds of musical intruments, which completes her PhD research. Besides, she occasionally  gives sessions of creative and academic reading, thinking, and writing based on the Bookperformance.