as exhibited in Trisolini Gallery for the exhibition 'from there to here' at Ohio University
JANUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 18, 2017
The initial idea of creating an interactive gallery piece surrounded by a traditional frame is inspired by a quote of Don Norman: "Everybody is a designer." from his book 'Design of Everyday Things'. I wanted to provide visitors of the exhibition with an option to have their 'own work' hanging on a gallery wall.
This initial idea developed throughout the way into its final concept: a reflection of the military coup attempt that happened in Turkey on July 15th, 2016; its darkness and effects on me and people around me. Mosaic pieces that can be played with to create new images and texts are an interpretation of our ever changing emotions during that night with every sound, light and shake. Black on black approach creates a hard to read/see situation and it is a direct reflection of how we were in total darkness about what was going on, and how nothing made sense. The reflective surface might create silhouettes, as well as reflection of light towards the viewer which can be read as both the political uncertainty in Turkey and the hope that we still have.
My most personal and advanced gallery piece yet. Completely created by me using wood, mosaic tiles, acrylic sheet, metal sheet, magnets, wood cutter, laser cutter, lots of glue and paint.
Size: 32'' x 32'' (~ 80 x 80 cm)
Note: 'nightmare.' in the name refers both to that night and the piece itself as I encountered with so many problems during the crafting process.