DIDEM ERK


Map Method | Harita Metot

drawing - writing, 2010
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95cm*65cm
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translucent paper and pencil

The outlines of the Turkish map is drawn line by line such as in a primary school notebook. The red vertical line gives the alignment to start the sentence. The translation of the same sentence (Türkiye Türklerindir |Turkey belongs to Turks) in minority languages are written again and again. My point of departure in realizing the work map method was the question of relation between authority and discipline exercised in primary education. My problem with the logic of primary education system is about the constraints practiced through disciplinary mechanisms. Accordingly, the form of writing in this work is associated with punishment technique which is applied in order to teach the child what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong’.

 

Didem Erk  Map Method