Opening: 17.02.2012 Friday 19.00
Wed-Sat between 14.00-19.00
Svetlana Boym describes nostalgia as a hyphotetical disease in her book titled “The Future of Nostalgia” and tells personal and historical events are often mixed together in “the emotional topography of memory”. According to Boym, the most correct way of investigating the collective memory is to establish imaginary dialogues with population, spread all around the world. If the best and only thing that a person can remember is the memories coloured by his own feelings, history consists of a topography that intersects million points of relativity.
Berkay Tuncay, Merve Şendil, Hera Büyüktaşçiyan, Elçin Ekinci, Yeni Anıt, Suat Öğüt, Fatma Çiftçi, İrem Tok, Gökçe Süvari and Umut Deniz Kırca update “emotionality” in today’s circumstances, tell their fictionalized stories on “Irregularity of the mind” over the concepts of rationality, belonging, temporality, absolute and personal reality. They visualize the history material by adding their personal interpretations, reveal the details of their own histories over the visuality that is presented to audience.
“In the irregular topography of the mind”is a story of resistance againist the impoverishment of the human mind again by the humanity. Is it possible to transform the whole, when the fragments are unusually rendered? How objective can a person be while the collective is personally defragmentized ? How far can an artist, taking the role of an observer, distance him/herself with the personal whilst mediating his observation? What is the distance between the work and the artist as a narrator? It is no use to find an absolute answer...Ten different stories of personal journeys through the irregular topography of the mind can be seen between February 17th and March 11 in Roumelie Han.