DIDEM ERK


"walking around the perimeter of a" Circle | A Line (Traced) by Walking

video installation, 2011
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2012, “IFEELIAMEATINGMEMORIES”, Fassart Gallery, Istanbul
2012,“Sınırlar ve Yörüngeler 12 | Borders and Orbits 12”, Siemens Sanat, Istanbul
2014, Carte Blanche to Nil Yalter, GALERIST, Istanbul
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video: 19’ 20’’- 29’26’’, 16:9, colored, sound, loop

This work consists of two videos that are made in reference to Bruce Nauman and Richard Long. Both of them have been recorded as a gesture which is performed in my studio where I personally produce mentally and physically. What I find important in these reference-based works, is their relation to the act of walking as a very simple gesture. Therefore the undertaken action of walking by bare foot in my studio contains a meaning about my presence and my identity as an artist.The most significant feature of these two recorded activities is their dispersibility and transiency enabled by the chalk powder instead of the solidity and permanency of Bruce Nauman’s drawn square. On the other hand, a dispersible line is traced in a studio, as an artificial space, in contrast with Richard Long’s practices in nature. In this way, I mark a certain path with certain repetitive action as a bodily experience. I choose to integrate myself in a possible exhibition site with my attitude in the production site (studio).

 

 

 

Didem Erk WalkingAround

 

Didem Erk WalkingAround

 

Didem Erk WalkingAround

 

Didem Erk WalkingAround

 

Didem Erk WalkingAround