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Embrace, tetralogy of interdisciplinary art 2014.

Esra Özmen

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Esra Özmen 

Sandleiten, Vienna.


















Rapper with his brother Enes in the duo Esrap, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Contribute to  Know | Understand  Interacting with Emilio Santisteban.


"My brother and I make music. We designate Esrap. We've done a role reversal in Vienna, because I rap and he sings, which is usually not as common in the hip hop scene. We present our texts in German / Turkish- speaking, do not mince his mouth to our opinion about the Austrian policy to make known. I study at the Academy of Fine Arts and Enes goes to high school. We were born here, grew up here, Austrian citizen, but an foreign in his own country. A Turkish proverb says: "Music is the food of the soul" and therefore we combine for 5 years lyrics and beats on socio-political messages. The focus is on our thoughts and feelings on topics such as women's rights, the everyday lives of migrants / interior and with the theme "Language". Our texts connect the German and Turkish language and they show that a soulful woman can be very strong. "Rap is for everyone! For all crops, especially for all genders. Since Hip Hop is generally a male-dominated art form and we are convinced that women write just as good lyrics and they can flow on point over beats like men, we give also workshop exclusively for women. During the workshop prejudices should not only be questioned. It is also with his own texts held against it! "Rap is a shocking music for those who do not want to open his eyes." And with the motto we go to the well, because we want to get things moving and not alone but together. "

Esrap Esra Özmen

Embracing was a tetralogy carried out in close collaboration with Hansel Sato, made up of Knowing , Knowing , Understanding , Learning , a project that put people from the multi-ethnic Sandleitenhof residential complex in the city of Vienna in contact with people from various districts of the multicultural city of Vienna. Lime. Started remotely in December 2013, it culminated in Vienna between May 17 and 31. He integrated mail art, interventions in public space, installation, exchange meetings and performance.


Embracing was part of the XIII SOHO in Ottakring Festival, held during May 2014 in the Sandleiten neighborhood, 16th district of the city of Vienna, Austria, under the curatorship of Ula Schneider and Hansel Sato.

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