Hale Tenger is an internationally established multimedia artist whose works cut across conventional boundaries. Her large scale environments, video installations, as well as objects and video works, explore the dichotomy between nature and culture, and consider power relations through the role of observation. In her wide-ranging practice, Tenger explores the power dynamics and tensions between the state and the individual, to present a nuanced critique of the social condition of her native Turkey. A signature is the creation of immersive physical experiences for the viewer, ones that require and even turn on viewer’s participation. In interacting with her installations, the viewer becomes an implicit performer; their gaze is transformed, and they become the ones under observation. In this, her works mirror the power dynamics present in Turkey’s increasingly authoritarian turn towards a climate of suppressing dissent.