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"PASSAGE", 1999

Installation, mixed media; white cloth, rust
From the exhibition site, Bilkent University Art Department
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In this work I used the tin plate that are used for the inside cover of coffins. I made two basins filled with water I first put the white texture of coffin and placed two tin plates in these textures. After these tin plates get rusted, the color of rust sticks on the white texture in the form of the plates. The water in basins evaporates as time passes. After the white texture dries I take the tin plates and white texture out and I exhibit white texture with a rusty pattern of coffin on it.
For me, this work is the exhibition of the last phase of a process like a two-dimensional still image of the end product of a process. It is the only remaining trace of a process – a coda of a narrative that continuously refers to its preceding lines. Indeed this work is made up of the remnants of an ephemeral process of evanescence or evaporation. The exhibition place is also important in the sense that one should pass through this room-like passage in order to enter or leave the building. This passage is like a pause perhaps in-between life and death and it can be experienced in passage
WORKS EXHIBITIONS BIO BIBLIOGRAPHY CONTACT
DEEPBLUE
DAYLIGHT
COUNTER
UNEXPECTED MOVEMENTS
BLACK SWAN EVENT
ABOVEGROUND
IN-FLUX
PASSING(CHAIN)
PASSING(SHOT-GUN)
FACING THE WALLS
WE ARE VOLUNTEERS
BREADZONE
UNTITLED 1
UNTITLED 2
PASSING
RED JUMP SUIT
IN THE NAME OF BREAD FOR THE SAKE OF LAND
STAIRWAY
THE BREAD DOOR
PASSAGE
DEAD OR ALIVE
UNTITLED
LIVING THE HIVES DOOR OPEN
RENDEZVOUS
IM-MIGRATION