MAstudio is located in a historical building that has always served as a location for local craftsman to produce and offer their goods in one tiny space. Mathilde Melek An moved in in 2016 together with her sister. They were partly living and working together on a very limited range of motion until the sister recently left.
The artist is using fusions of materials, topics and spaces in all her artistic productions and presentations. The current show is part of "Open Performance Space", a serial of Performance events curated by Pınar Derin Gencer. Last summer Mathilde Melek An produced the performance Video "Goddess" in Cappadocia, an area full of caves and rock formations shaped by a vivid history and rough environmental surroundings. The artist is performing in a golden armor with a headdress fusing forms of masks, crowns and helmets. Phosphor blue pigment powder on her skin is completing the orchestration of the birth of a goddess popping out of the blue to conquer a timeless unknown world full of secrets and oddities. The style is reminding Pasolini's set ups in the 1970th orchestrating Medea on an Italian shore with the occasional appearance of an industrial tanker in the background of the scenery of the historical ancient play as well as current productions of Music Videos of the Formation "Empire of the Sun" famous for their elaborate stage sets and headdress, which reflects the duo's background in visual art.