DIDEM ERK


some passages are deleted by the author | kimi pasajlar yazar tarafından silinmiştir

in situ, installation, 2012
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Exhibition: “Offside Effect” - Tbilisi Triennial, Georgia, 2012
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107cm * 243cm * 181cm , dimensions variable
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A5 papers, pins, book, chair, chalk

What kind of an act is to lend books to the library instead of borrowing ones? How would an unregistered one leaks to the system and would it provide a possibility of an encounter? I wrote my own poem between the lines and consigned it to the library.

Could the library operate as a working space where one writes but not reads or produces but not consumes? Is it possible to see a library as an atelier?

And I sat by a desk - sat and wrote letters to a person unknown and I wrote them for days. I left the dated letters on the desk- in the library – to the library.

What sort of meaning gaps would translations of a book create? If each translation is an interpretation, is the book a continually changing meaning- would translations act continually- could they create a space of act- I erased, spoiled, excluded and erased by acting in the realm of the book- and formed a new space - words that were said, leave its verbal existence to written images and they turn into actors.

It proposes a form of physical reading - transformation of a surface to a book - Lines are interrupted - I suggest an impossible form of literal comprehension - these are the remaining spaces of the six e-books of different translations on Franz Kafka’s Trial which are accessible on the internet. I deleted some passages which do not include the word “trial” in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish and German.


the doors of law are-

recalling the doors of the library-

which gives the sense of being neither inside nor outside, it is there-

the threshold-



Didem Erk | some passages are deleted by the author

 

Didem Erk | some passages are deleted by the author

 

Didem Erk | some passages are deleted by the author

 

Didem Erk | some passages are deleted by the author

 

Didem Erk | some passages are deleted by the author

 

Didem Erk | some passages are deleted by the author

 

Didem Erk | some passages are deleted by the author

 

Didem Erk | some passages are deleted by the author

 

Didem Erk | some passages are deleted by the author

 

Didem Erk | some passages are deleted by the author