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Panick Attack, performance duo - Jiwar Barcelona
WHO ARE WE? We are a duo performance art collective, Emily Demetriou (Nicosia, Cyprus) and Naz Balkaya (Istanbul, Turkey), currently based in London. Both experiencing the embodiment of migration and exchanging ideas consistently with excitement, as well as our common social feminist understanding was what evoked the beginning of our collaboration. Our nations, religions and societies would say that we are meant to be enemies. Our ideas, beliefs, habits and views state the opposite; therefore, we embrace the concept of our separation through our collaborative efforts. Collaboration is our greatest treasure and we use it as an internalised policy and a tool to sustain the meaning and legacy of our harmony. Panictattack is not only a visual tool that expresses artistic codes, but it is also a living space where weight and oppression turn into miracles. The stress of being who we are in today’s sovereign commandments and the confusion of displaced policies, economies, genders and communities, have turned into the stimulus that shine the lights of Panicattack. The profound questions we ask about social, ethical and political issues currently settled in the West and East, have estranged us from familial apprehensions and political labels that we have been given …