Beyond structures
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Beyond structures / düzenlerin ötesinde

Room Installation_Text Screening

Exhibition: (single) apartment project, Istanbul 2008

Our lives are based on a diverse, multilayered system of structures. We adapt, generate or create them. We use structures as a general positioning system to reassure ourselves in our existence and as tools for measuring values.

But at the same time it is difficult to detect their grids. Unconsciously, we act on the surface of a matrix. People become aware of structures mainly through their negative impact. Order is changing continuously. That is a chance but also a responsibility.
This site specific installation consists out of several elements and is based on the fact that Istanbul is a seismic zone. I am taking this as a metaphor for impact, referring also to the current political situations. By using the specific language of a seismic protocol, caused by human impact as a piece of the exhibition, I try to create a dialogue between sender and receiver, between the visitor and his possible impact. My intervention plays with the visibility of phenomena and the visitors influence.


The exhibition took place in January, a cold month of the year. Inside and outside temperature were different. If people gather together in a space they produce heat and energy.
I created artificially condensed windows as a metaphor for something that had, is or could happen in this room.
People passing by on the street could partly see some transmission of information projected by the video-loop.

Künstlich kondesierte Fenster

Text projection

Prior to my room intallation I researched conditions of human impact. I found the seismic protocoll of the september eleven impacts in the internet. An impact made by humans power and that strong, that it was meassurable on all seismic controll stations. I extracted the protocoll from links to its origin and used the scientific language as a metaphor for succed and failure in human communication. Related to that I linked to pre-found cracks on the floor of the exhibition room by making them visible through color.

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