DIDEM ERK

"How Long will Tomorrow Last?" | "Yarın Ne Kadar Sürecek?"

Photography | Fotoğraf, 2017
Photo glossy print on Hahnemühle fineart paper, plexi sandwich
Hahnemühle fineart kağıda photo glossy baskı, pleksi sandviç
106 x 160 cm
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2017, "Home is a Place Called Never" | "Ev İmkansız Denen Yerdir", x-ist, İstanbul
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courtesy of the artist
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“How Long Will Tomorrow Last?” references Theo Angelopoulos’s film “Eternity and a Day”. The director often uses the connections between the sea, exile and the memory of water in his films. A woman holding her shoes in her hands greets the sea as if to challenge it. Across from her, a Greek island to which she cannot go, she cannot reach... Maybe she will reach the sea but never return. Maybe she will never be able to go. In the film, the woman looks here from Thessaloniki while holding her shoes; now it is time to look there from here. “Why did I live my life as if on exile? I am migrating to another shore tonight” says the man; he lives and tells his final day. No one knows how long tomorrow will last; it may as well be the woman’s last.


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