Rejection of That Which is Born Into: Heterotopic Spaces in Ferahfeza
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Language tr
Subjects Art
Journal Section Features

Orcid: 0000-0003-3255-2152
Author: Semra CİVELEK (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey

Dates Publication Date : October 30, 2019

Movies produce images of consensus concerning power relations that cover all aspects of life, while also promoting images that question the normality of these relations, rejecting them, cracking the wall of consensus while suggesting that a different way of life is possible. This questioning and rejection of the status quo can be followed through images of various spaces presented in films. In Ferahfeza (2013), directed by Elif Refiğ, the relationships of his characters with certain places are described from a micro-political perspective.  The study focuses on the motivations that lead Refiğ’s characters to dream of different lives, including the relationship that these dreams have with images of heterotopic spaces in the film. In this context, it discusses the role of heterotopic space images in the transition from spaces of power to places of daydreaming and the realization of daydreams. The intellectual and operational universe pointed out by terrain vague in an imagined experience of a city are discussed in terms of the relationship of filmed images to actual urban imagery.

Heterotopic space, terrain vague, space-power, the urban experience, Ferahfeza