Gülsen Özer is a choreographer working in an expanded field, encompassing performance, visual and conceptual art. Ozer engages in dynamic collaborative work processes that often involve community engagement. Her practice extends from the studio into the public realm and consistently interrogates power dynamics.
Özer has created work in a variety of contexts; from contemporary art works in museums and galleries and performance spaces to large-scale community events; including participatory installations, site-specific, community outreach and public art works. Özer uses the power of live performance and object and installation design, to facilitate a re-enchantment of embodiment, relationships, and presence.
Recent works include; Calling it as part of the Force of Nature exhibition, Yarra Ranges Regional Museum (2018) and the It Takes a Town a public art youth participatory project in collaboration with Yarra Ranges Council in Healesville (2018).
Ozer is currently leading a seniors contemporary dance residency program in the metro regional town centre of Koo Wee Rup and developing her stage work In Real Life; a dance performance investigating neo-tribalism and the intersections of myth, fantasy and the hyperreal.