New Interactive Portrait Exhibition Where Mythology Meets Quantum Physics To Initiate Conversations About Community, Sustainability And Urgent Social Change
Performing Artist Gül Kozacıoğlu launches her latest immersive exhibition, I SEE YOU connecting Istanbul with Copenhagen and opening at GALERI Yapikredi bomontiada,
ISTANBUL, TURKEY, GALERİ Yapı Kredi bomontiada 11.11.2022 – 20.11.2022 // 10 - 19 hr
In a renewed creative collaboration with Danish-US musician Michael Kiaer, I SEE YOU features an interactive video art, photography, poetry, and audio experience. As the viewer enters the space, Gül Kozacıoğlu’s static portraits begin to animate, and this way the audience is essential to the imagery of the works. During a series of corresponding talks titled WE SEE YOU, a multi-disciplinary guest-list of speakers from Denmark and Turkey will engage with the audience to open discussion and debate on the topics surrounding the exhibition.
Premiering at the post-industrial GALERI Yapi Kredi bomontiada, the visual work of Kozacıoğlu shot in the mythic Aegean natural landscape, combined with Kiaer’s original electronic soundscape, is experienced through chance and audience interaction. While the fixed-angle videos (produced by long-term collaborator Balım Tanrıöver) rotate as still images, they are activated by the presence and motion of the viewer, rendering the audience a link between the wisdom of the individual psyche and community on planet Earth. The reality of environmental disaster, economic crises, and pandemic isolation lies just outside the frame, conveying the ambivalent experience of an intangible globalization threatening our immediate surroundings. With I SEE YOU, Kozacıoğlu wishes to generate questions as well as contemplation from the audience. WE SEE YOU invites guest speakers from Denmark and Turkey to discuss today’s psychosocial environment, ecological harmony, and efforts to create new sustainable ways of being, inspiring action and community in the face of accelerated global and climate change.
The artist says of her latest exhibition:” The presence of an audience sets about a transformation. This refers to the observer effect theory in quantum physics whereby it is observation of any phenomena which causes a change in observed reality; consciousness is the prerequisite for transformation. For transformation within ourselves, we need to look inwards and see ourselves. On a global scale, there is a call now for a transformation of our consciousness to create and install new methods of being, restructuring our operations into sustainable practices in all fields of science, production, commerce, and society.”
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