DIDEM ERK


Anomalistic | Ayrıksı

installation, 2010-2011
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2011 “SYMBIOSIS”, XV Biennale de la Méditerranée, Thessaloniki

2012, IFEELIAMEATINGMYMEMORIES, Fassart Gallery, Istanbul

2013, "Mamut Art Project", ANTREPO, Istanbul

2015, "Every Inclusion is an Exclusion of Other Possibilities", SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul
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mixed media
piles of various sewed book pages- sewing thread, scissors - raw wood, square table and a chair
dimensions variable
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Agah Uğur Collection
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The work called Anomalistic | Ayrıksı is a recomposition of thorn out pages from the collected second hand books, that are sewed word by word, sentence by sentence. The collected books have been all decomposed into inside and outside, that is the content and the cover. I have realized this work with dismembered pages from ten books that are chosen according their languages, namely Ottoman Turkish, Syriac, Hebrew, Kurdish, Bulgarian, Greek, Georgian, Lazuri, Armenian, and Circassian. The act obliterates the legibility of it as language. It seems that an invisible violence, working through silencing the speech of someone else. Also Anomalistic proposes a potential engagement of the possible attendant as a public labor. The crossed out pages are positioned on the table as opposed to none crossed out pages with the operation tools; needle, black thread and the scissors. Anomalistic opens up a position for the visitor to be a part of the action. In that sense the form of the installation is in continuous change in accordance with the identity of the exhibition site so that new interpretations can be realized for new sites.

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