ARALIK / Space in Between Book Launch & Exhibition
with Furkan Temir
Dec. 24, 2016 – Jan. 7, 2017
TOZ Artist Run Space
Freedom is a state of being in which one can get in touch with the world by actually looking at things outside of existing motives, or given agendas; argues (deceased) film-maker Peter Hutton. He suggests, this mode of looking is the only possible way to unburden experience and be struck by epiphanies of nature.
Stimulated by a similar vision of freedom to collect and put together various acts of looking into book form; “Aral?k” is a collaborative publication initiated in December of 2015 by 8 photographers who have come together in Istanbul. This week-long encounter facilitated a rapid creative process involving an exchange of ideas, editing of individual works, as well as design and production of the finished publication. The outcome was a re-editable book bound by a simple rubber band, with spreads free to be pulled out, folded open, and reversed to transform into concealed posters available for wall display.