It’s all about the little things. The mundane, the ordinary, the unremarkable become the subject of my inquiry as an artist and storyteller. I look into the routine and the expected; and explore what might seem to be insignificant. Through this process, I try to create a deeper understanding of our ongoing world. It is only through little pieces of truth that we can achieve an understanding and appreciation of life with its complexity.
Cigdem Slankard is a filmmaker based in Cleveland, OH. She was born and raised in Turkey and received her BA in translation and interpreting from Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 1999. She first came to the United States in 1998 to study film and video at State University of New York in Binghamton. In 2002, she received a Master of Fine Arts in filmmaking from Ohio University. Her creative work dwells on popular culture and identity issues. Recent works include short documentaries, virtual reality cinema and video art pieces.