A Clown, Not “The Perfect Woman” – Performance Art and Feminism in Conversation with Neslihan Arol

Born in Istanbul, Neslihan Arol completed Film and Drama Master’s Programme at Kadir Has University in Istanbul with practice-based research on clowning from a feminist perspective. For this research, she created “The Perfect Woman”, a solo clown performance that she developed further during her PhD years. She went on to perform “The Perfect Woman” in the “Clownin” an international women’s clown festival in Vienna and in “Red Pearl Women’s Clown Festival” in Helsinki, among other venues and festivals.