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SELİM SÜME

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE​

29.11.2018 – 05.01.2019

A photograph is the reflection of space and time, proving to be one of the most efficient methods of  documentation with the mechanic ability of the camera to capture and reflect anything that is put in front of the lens. Moreover, a photograph is accepted as the proof of the subject that has been documented, therefore it is regarded as one of the tools closest to reality.

When we blur the ideas of space and time in a photograph, we are distanced from the relationship we build with reality, and such tension creates new possibilities to experience the photographic image. By consciously shifting the concepts of time and space which the photograph needs in an ontological context, a gap can be created in the interpretation of the photograph, and the possibility of the ‘pure thought’ arises as a result of this experience. What is conveyed here is an artistic approach that takes advantage of the possibilities of alienation of human to photography. This way, the photograph is visualised with the fact that it reflects the truth, opening a new dimension in its relationship with history and frees experience of looking at the photograph. 

Throughout the exhibition, the artist expands the time between the capturing of an image, and discusses the image within a systematic analysis.


The curtain of the camera opens, light enters the dark box, and the curtain closes.
Just like life between birth and death, the play between two theatre scenes;
dark - light - dark.
The photograph appears, ‘in the blink of an eye’.

Selim Süme

 

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