Hayal is an interdisciplinary practitioner. She finished her BA Hons. Arts and Media in University for Creative Arts, she pursued her interest in film making by doing an MA in Digital Media and Film in Eastern Mediterranean University. Currently, she works as a freelance art director, photographer and communications specialist. In the past she also worked as a communications specialist with various NGO’s in north of Cyprus to increase the visibility of NGOs. “Hayal always aims to contribute to create a sense of community, belonging and to bring people from different demographics together.
My work explores identity, a sense of belonging, the relationship between the body and space, open communication, creating or disrupting narratives. As a medium, I use experimental photography, video, interactive installation, performance and in some cases various word or card games as well as storytelling to explore relations. I also have been experimenting with mapping emotions/experiences via movement-based practices, and photography.