KASA Gallery, Istanbul/Turkey
24.01.2014 - 22.02.2014 

Press Release

It's not easy to stand in my spot
I seem to sense the call of other spots
Yet could my standing-in-a-spot be called just that
When that spot I stand in will not standstill
 Özdemir Asaf, Electronic

Inspired by the poem Electronic by Ozdemir Asaf, Spin focuses on  the conflicts of becoming through wandering and traveling in nature. Traveling does not just represent the physical act of moving from one location to another. It is a phase of self-search and contemplation. I juxtapose the fragments found on these journeys to create open-ended sentences.

The exhibition was designed according to the unique space of Kasa Gallery. It has three separate rooms connected with each other, like a tunnel, with no windows. The first room starts with “Notes,” where the viewer sees the fragments/flashbacks of travels and the poem’s pieces intervene. The second room, “Routes,” symbolizes the immersion in a journey in nature with city lights getting out of focus and sea waves become like routes. The last room, “Tours,” is a 14 channel video installation where fragments of my journeys are seen as loops and together repeating once every minute.

Notes-Acetate Prints

Routes(The Sea)-100x70 cm, Diasec Prints

Routes(The Lights)- 15 Archival Injket Prints, each 30x21 cm 

                            Tours-Video Installation
                            Sound Design by Emre Malikler