SURFACE STUDIES

2014 | Mixed Media | Variable Dimensions

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.

 

How can this item be re-developed for potential layers of latent meaning? What can be excavated from its deteriorating surfaces via scrutiny of clues such as dates, signatures, stains or fingerprints?

 

This piece tries to reframe a set of found images by means of pseudo-scientific methodologies that comprise chemical, optical, and graphical processes.

 

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This piece was commissioned and supported by Spot Production Fund for Produce 2 exhibitions held at El Hamra Han, Istanbul.

Video Loop, 2:00

Anyone Could Be A Sculptor One Day

2014, El Hamra Han

 

Audio: Arda Ertem

 Installation View 

Anyone Could Be A Sculptor One Day

2014, El Hamra Han

 

Installation View 

Anyone Could Be A Sculptor One Day

2014, El Hamra Han