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Item Open AccessBecoming-animal in the narrative and the form of Reha Erdem’s Kosmos(CINEJ Cinema Journal, 2020) Keskin, Suphi; Baykan, Burcu; Keskin, Suphi; Baykan, BurcuThis article performs a narrative and aesthetic analysis of Reha Erdem’s movie, Kosmos (2009), through an engagement with Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s philosophical concept of becoming-animal. Erdem narrativizes the story of an odd traveller dervish named Kosmos, who has supernatural abilities and an expanded capability of communication—one that displays liminal features between human and animal. Through his distinctive editing technique, particularly by juxtaposing human and animal faces, the director further deconstructs the conceptual boundaries between humanity and animality, revealing the inherent connectedness of the two. Hence, this article discloses the consistency between the narrative and the form of Kosmos through a close reading based upon the notion of becoming-animal and its conceptual constituents. Item Open AccessDismantling the self : exploring the infinite becomings in Orlan's body of work(Bilkent University, 2010) Baykan, BurcuThis study is an attempt to elaborate the significance of multimedia and performance artist Orlan’s body and identity altering practices along the lines of Deleuzian theory, and to explore the points of overlap and resonances between their projects. It focuses on a range of conceptual resources, primarily Deleuze's formulations together with Guattari on ‘becoming’ to explore the artist’s fluid states of being that are always in the process of transition and her body’s constantly changing nature as a transformative experience. It also includes their theories of ‘rhizome’, ‘machinic assemblages’ and ‘body without organs’ to provide insights into her work as a form of expanded art practice that enables proliferating connections and collective arrangements, as well as to characterize it as a non-dualistic process that is no longer contingent on binary divisions. Item Open AccessRespatialising the body: the ontologically in-between subject in Orlan’s body of work(Brill Academic Publishers, 2018) Baykan, Burcu; Prowse, N.This chapter explores the respatialisation of the embodied experience of space through the French multimedia and performance artist Orlan’s body and identity altering practices. By primarily focusing on the artist’s multifaceted surgery-performance series, The Reincarnation of Saint Orlan (1990-1993) and her subsequent series of digital self-portraits, Self-Hybridizations (1998-2007), this chapter traces the complex relationships between the human and the non-human domains that appear in her work, as well as the mutating, in-between bodily space that is configured within these meetings and crossovers. Thus, the main intent of this chapter is to engage with and explore these dynamic, unstable and transient states of being that Orlan’s work reflects; the metamorphic, in-between areas related to the understanding of self in ontological, philosophical and artistic sense. The investigation undertaken here for this purpose primarily draws on Deleuze and Guattari’s formulation of the body through their theory of becoming-other.