Apartment Project, September 14-29, 2018, Berlin DE
Collaboration with Zeynep Beler
Question is the mark of inquisition;
We can point out our place on the map, but whereabouts are we on the mesh of geography, timeline and our inner landscapes? This is where we started. With associations, time and space often extends to encompass uncertainties. Question is the only mark wide enough to contain the inquisitive nature of stepping forward tentatively 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, transmediated into the space. The space became a metaphor 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 catches 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 Nabokovian 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 the space as a continuous background sound and hand-written texts on the walls. The process is thus exhausted.