EMIN YU_        മ◡മ


^ an Istanbul based artist,
working mainly with image and sound.

^ half of un’me
^ part of SUB Initiative

^ exploring sonic
territories as ğyu

contact emnyu@protonmail.com

OCT 21-22, '16 / Open Studio Presentation / Torna Room, Istanbul / as Emin Yu_

An assemblage of still IMG's, screen-captured from Chris Marker's film, Sans Soleil.

Final image is 375x260cm in size and consist of 2915 individual IMG's. Hi-res digital version can be seen here.

Thanks to Seraphin Quittau for accompanying continuous soundscape.

This project is realized during my resident days in Torna Room at Moda, Istanbul.


MAY,'17 / Artist Book / published by TORNA / as Emin Yu_
This book contains tiny text images that reinterpret the absent part of the photographs, while the hands keep your eyes busy with a visual first layer.

All the hands are recycled from my evergrowing trash photography folder, and now they have a new meaningful life with their textual companions.

15x18,5 cm, 72 pages, Edition of 20+20,
Hand-stitched, Digital Print

It's out of print but available as .pdf
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Türkçe / English

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SEP 14-29,'18 / Duo Show / Apartment Project, Berlin / •̆ un'me


Question is the mark of inquisition > 

We can point out our place on the map, but whereabouts are we on the mesh of geogra- phy, timeline and our inner landscapes? This is where we started. With associations, time and space often extends to encompass uncertain- ties. Question is the only mark wide enough to contain the inquisitive nature of stepping forward tentative-ly into a new life and new universe of visuals.

A dialogue between us, our works and our
audience, between the spectacle and the
spectator, preternaturally ushered in objects in a pre-determined time frame, transmediat- ed into the space. The space became a meta- phor for the inside of our two minds; the walls
manifesting more questions and layers, much like our studios; as this space was to us for a month.

Outside, we are constantly looking, sometimes with awareness and other times; not. In the subway the all-seeing eye symbol often catch- es our eye. Video, it warns us: I see, in Latin. We accumulated it, along with a broken rearview mirror, which we might interpret with a Naboko- vian twist as memory’s eye blinded by an axe—

Speaking of memories —screenshots— Google Earth has a different memory of our street, Weisestr, to offer: warped spacetime, buildings shredded to ribbons, trees looking like imaging software’s idea of what a tree would look like, working from a description you typed in.
We watch the people who come to the space. As they watch the pieces, they are in their turn watched and recorded.
It’s about seeing and being seen.
Questions represent our current statement as artists, our confusion and unresting situation They are omni-present in space as a continuous background sound and hand-written texts on the walls. The process is thus exhausted.

                      un'me - Berlin, 2018


SEP 17,'19 / Live Performance / Happening Now, Istanbul / •̆ un'me

What has the fig tree done to deserve its bad fame? Does it truly target architecture and embody the imagined threat of nature on human life and development? Does the story of genesis forever bind it to inauspicious female sexuality? Or is it merely because it’s the Turkish shepherd to the ubiquitous and domestic rubber plant’s Golden Retriever?

Zeynep Beler gives a mini-lecture, part history of the fig tree’s ill fame, part rundown of Viennese architect Hundertwasser’s manifesto on tree tenants, and part personal essay, which ğyu accompanies with a semi-generative soundscape that gives voice to the fig tree.

This mini lecture was a part of performance series, Happening Now, curated by Özge inal

un'me is; zeynepbeler & ğyu

/ High-res Soundscape Only {ğyu}

  / Performance Video {un'me}

APR,'18 / Artist Book / published by FAILBOOKS / •̆ un'me

NOTICE: Signed copies of the books are still available. Contact us through mail, we can ship worldwide. XX

/ 18x21.5 cm, 100 pages, Edition of 240,
/ Handmade, Unbound, Offset&Indigo Print