Throughout history, the Mediterranean region has been the stage for a number of important migrations, the product of which is the “Mediterranean Civilization”. And the same goes for our country located in the Mediterranean. The ancient civilisations it has hosted, the subsequent population exchanges, and the attraction it holds for people of today have kept the Mediterranean pulse beating and ensured its place on the agenda.

The slippers trying to ride the waves signify those who migrate to places away from here and those who migrate here from other places. The intention is to draw attention to the state of being of the Mediterranean.

Imren Tüzün is an artist who lives and works in Antalya, Turkey. Walking on the Sea, was selected for the 5th International Short Film Festival in Detmold, Germany, June 4-7 2009.

www.imrentuzun.com 

Walking on the Sea

By Imren Tüzün