Torn between – Berlin
“Torn Between – Berlin – 2011”
I have created a set of artworks as a sequel to a project that I have made earlier in Istanbul. Hanging handmade posters in between digitally printed adverts/bulletins has served as an observation and documentation in this fast paced cycle as well as an alternative kind of viewpoint to the conventional artwork understanding.
In this way, I am able to share my work with people directly and measure the reactions that might differ due to cultural differences in different countries. This also illustrates how art gets perceived by different cultures.
When I implemented this project in Istanbul, I have used pieces that looked like posters with unreadable writings and hanged them on the walls which I picked in relation to the works I have prepared. In the end, people wouldn't understand if they were adverts, political posters or artworks. Same can be said for my implementation in Berlin, the second staging city for my project. For a city as cosmopolitan and multilingual as Berlin, my posters consisting of unreadable writings haven't meant much to the city's residents.