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Out Of Norm II

The series “Out of Norm”, was inspired by a news article seen on digital media. According to the article: a stillborn sheep that shocked the people who have seen it with its “half-human”, “half-animal” looks; given birth by a sheep that was infected by Rift Valley Fever in North Africa was labeled as “the devil sheep”.

Normalised violence which we are constantly exposed to by these and hundreds of similar news articles through different mediums, makes up this series’ focal point. This is a suggestive essay on the situations that are labeled with expressions of “out of ordinary”, “abnormality” encountered in these articles and the positioning of humans in situations like these.

In this context, two different forms were focused on. The topic of the first form was the extraordinary dead “sheep” with its weak and fragile looks, while the topic of the second form was tardigrades that represent the resistant and the ideal figure of the concious’ power focused perception. The works act as the interrogations of the feelings that adopt the extraordinary. While the sheep is pictured in environments that are familiar to humans with oil-paintings and video practices the tardigrades were shaped with ink practices by an observing eye.

Disclosure of the Offendert II

This project is an attempt to reverse the way how the media demonstrates and  presents violence which has become almost a routine of everyday life. The project,  based on the reinterpretation of the content and visuals of the news on violence, is a  criticism to transforming the victim of violence into a mediatic show object. Therefore,  the figures in the frames point to a situation where those who commit the crime are  directly visible instead of the victim, as opposed to what is presented to us in the  media. These paintings, created by the disclosure of the offender, are fed on the  tension caused by the absence of the victim. The interrogative attitude towards the  news on violence abused with populist comments in newspapers aims to raise  awareness about violence exploitation with the newspaper replicas by ink which  accompany the paintings.

Disclosure of the Offendert

This project is an attempt to reverse the way how the media demonstrates and
presents violence which has become almost a routine of everyday life. The project,
based on the reinterpretation of the content and visuals of the news on violence, is a
criticism to transforming the victim of violence into a mediatic show object. Therefore,
the figures in the frames point to a situation where those who commit the crime are
directly visible instead of the victim, as opposed to what is presented to us in the
media. These paintings, created by the disclosure of the offender, are fed on the
tension caused by the absence of the victim. The interrogative attitude towards the
news on violence abused with populist comments in newspapers aims to raise
awareness about violence exploitation with the newspaper replicas by ink which accompany the paintings.

Out Of Norm

“Out of Norm”, Oil on Canvas, 100×130 cm, 2019
“Tardigrades”, Ink on Paper, 50×65 cm, 2019

The series “Out of Norm”, was inspired by a news article seen on digital media. According to the article: a stillborn sheep that shocked the people who have seen it with its “half-human”, “half-animal” looks; given birth by a sheep that was infected by Rift Valley Fever in North Africa was labeled as “the devil sheep”.

Normalised violence which we are constantly exposed to by these and hundreds of similar news articles through different mediums, makes up this series’ focal point. This is a suggestive essay on the situations that are labeled with expressions of “out of ordinary”, “abnormality” encountered in these articles and the positioning of humans in situations like these.

In this context, two different forms were focused on. The topic of the first form was the extraordinary dead “sheep” with its weak and fragile looks, while the topic of the second form was tardigrades that represent the resistant and the ideal figure of the concious’ power focused perception. The works act as the interrogations of the feelings that adopt the extraordinary. While the sheep is pictured in environments that are familiar to humans with oil-paintings and video practices the tardigrades were shaped with ink practices by an observing eye.