DIDEM ERK


Invitation | Davet

in situ, installation, 2011
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Exhibition: IFEELIAMEATINGMYMEMORIES, 2012
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150cm * 225cm, dimensions variable according to space
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red painted folio andwhite class compass

Invitation | Davet is installed on the floor with a red background and a class compass that was used on the black boards. The white chalk of drawing compass attempts to make an incomplete circle. It leaves a white temporary trace on the red floor. This work is realized as a response to the site and will be realized every time in relation to space in variations. I consider realizing the work on the floor with the gesture of its temporality as proposing a different engagement; because the work starts to talk about its humble ephemerality and it is not positioned as just something to be looked at. Invitation makes an invitation for an attendant to leave a footmark on it, such as the mark of the white chalk. Invitation with respect to this specific site and particular condition; therefore its site-specificity leads to a destruction of the piece at the end of the exhibition.

 

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