Kunak, Göksu

Göksu Kunak © Tomas Eyzaguirre

Göksu Kunak a.k.a Gucci Chunk was born in 1985 in Ankara and is a writer, performer, and performance maker based in Berlin. Kunak’s interest lies in queer methodologies (especially chronopolitics) and hybrid texts that deal with the performative lingo(s) of contemporary lifestyles. As a non-native English writer, their texts play with multilingualism and syntax. Influenced by Arabesk culture and late modernities, Kunak imagines new situations through real encounters that point out the problematics of hetero-patriarchal structures. Orientalism, self-Orientalization (the perception of the ‘Eastern’, and how the Eastern sees themselves through this construction), as well as Eastern masculinities in relation to state governmentality are other interests of Kunak. They have performed their pieces at Live Works Prize Vol. 8 Centrale Fies, Sophiensäle Theater, The Blank Contemporary, HAU Berlin, Next Waves Theater Volksbühne, Akademie der Künste Lab of Contested Space, The Parliament of Bodies as a part of Bergen Assembly 2019, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Pogo Bar among others.

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