Falling, photo, 2005
The Swing, video, sound installation, 2005
Curator: Beral Madra
Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
The photograph entitled "Falling" reveals a view of Istanbul, shot from
an odd angle and mid-air, giving the picture the feeling of the orientalist
prints. The sky is cloudy and depressive, extending to the horizon
as a colourless hole. The legs of the human being (the artist herself)
implicate that she is ascending or descending rather than flying.
In her video work "The Swing" she performs a swinging act, moving to
and fro on a self-made simple swing. The steady pulsing rhythm embellished
with the cling clang of the metal objects hanging around implicates
an atmosphere of childish persistence and amusement. Yet, the isolation
and solitude in the woods is weird and constantly moving from one unidentified
to the other is a journey between two poles.
Excerpts from the curator's text