Işığın Çapraz Geldiği Saat is a zine produced for Galip Project: Ayn-ı Galip, an exhibition organized by Eda Emirdağ at Pasaj to commemorate photojournalist Galip Caner who ended his own life in the year 2000. Having recently received the single remaining box of Galip’s negatives together with a few of his personal items, Emirdağ decided to open up this small archive and invite her artist friends to ponder on this material.
“Işığın Çapraz Geldiği Saat” combines a rewritten version of a poem by Sabahattin Teoman with images selected from Galip’s archive. The original text was found in a collection of poems Galip used to enjoy reading throughout his youth.
The book takes this poem as a puzzle alluding to Galip’s personal history and tries to reframe it by altering the order in which certain words or punctuation marks appear within the textual structure. If all of the pages making this book could be seen at once as layers stacked on top of each other, images and clusters of words would realign and a past meaning or a past condition would be reconstructed.
Size: 16 x 11.5 cm
Illustrations: 7 B&W Images
Printing: Duotone Xerox Print
Paper: Enzo / Tracing Paper
Cover: Soft Cover
Binding: Staple Bound
HAMMER FOR SCALE
2017-2018 | Artist Book
IŞIĞIN ÇAPRAZ GELDİĞİ SAAT
2019 | Zine
All images courtesy of Galip Caner.
The geologist and his hammer should be inseparable. There are many patterns of this useful instrument, but the most generally serviceable, perhaps, has a head of well-tempered (not too hard) steel, about five or six inches in length, and having a face about one inch square at the one end, and a horizontal chisel-edge at the other. The shaft should be of ash, and about eighteen inches in length, marked off into spaces of three inches each so that it can be used as a measure.
W. J. Harrison, A Textbook of Geology, 1897
Hammer For Scale traces individual instances of a common field instrument as found in the U.S. Geological Survey Web Archives. These images, made over the course of a century portray rock hammers photographed against varying features of the landscape. The compilation tackles the peculiarities of a delineating vision, which borrows the formal qualities of an emblematic tool in configuring a standard placeholder to negotiate with nature.
Hammer For Scale originally appeared as a limited edition artist book in 2017 and was later self-published in 2018.
Size: 16 x 12.5 cm
Illustrations: 76 B&W Images
Printing: Duotone Indigo Print
Paper: 150 gr. Munken Pure Rough
Cover: Soft Cover
Binding: Case Bound
Printrun: 20 (pre-edition) - 230 (1st edition)
All images courtesy of U.S.G.S.
Retouch was produced during the workshop "From a Body of Work to the Right Book" given by Matthieu Charon and Remi Faucheux (RVB Books) at FUAM in 2016. The work was later shortlisted at FUAM "Dummy Book Awards" held on the occasion of Istanbul Photobook Festival the same year.
A photographic print is a translucent item, on the surfaces of which, marks, dents, and inscriptions collide and create a semantic tension. Understood as a mobile agent, participating in a series of interactions such as gazing, smelling, touching, writing, folding, tearing, exchanging or discarding; the image-object oscillates between presence and absence, transience and permanence, forgetting and remembrance.
In Retouch, I try to chart a hypothetical history of tactility relating to a selection of anonymous photographs I’ve collected. Using a forensic method of fingerprint detection that utilizes iodine fumes, the photographic images contained in this folder were re-developed chemically to reveal yet another layer of latent traces. Here, the idea of retouching alludes to any revelatory gesture applicable to photographic content, as well as to deterioration, the touch of time acting upon the image-object.
Size: 36 x 24 cm
Illustrations: 15 Color Images
Printing: Indigo Print
Paper: Cyclus Recycled Paper
Cover: Heavy Carton Cover
Binding: Sewn Bound