Damla Yalçın’s artistic practice focuses on objects and spaces that integrate with her memories. In doing so, she goes out of her individual history and touches the memories of the community. By using objects that belong to women, the artist questions the position of women within the society and the roles that are attributed to women.
The work named Re-acting the Past at Printed ‘18 focuses on the place where the individual lives and spends most of his/her life. The person feels alive after positioning himself/herself in a place. The difference between today and the past is more visible with the emotions identified with the spaces we live in and the memories we collect. According to Yalçın, our memories find a place to survive thanks to the houses we live in. Even in the dark, we can walk through our corridor, find our room, and even find the creaky cabinet door without turning on the lights.