past exhibition

Unprogressive Soul

To read someone else’s mind, to hear, out of the silence, a comprehensible flow of thoughts as if one was tuning into a radio station, or to read, real-time, sentences only just forming as if to focus on a page of a book, is an attractive fantasy, all the more so because it seems, for some reason, achievable. But let’s leave others aside: How much are we able to follow what passes through our own mind? If they do, indeed, take shape as audible, or legible sentences, can we pull back to a point from which we can hear or read them, as everything flows past so rapidly? It is by such an experiment that the frame within which perception is interpreted can be marked and changed.

Artist

Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş

Dates

21.03.2014 - 19.04.2014

As one spends more time involved in such an experiment, it becomes increasingly clear that this is not a cartographical project applied to a fixed space, but an act of many, variable dimensions to which the eye and ear that attempt to recognize distances, detect similarities and list headings, refrains and patterns inevitably become part of. Establishing on the one hand a distance with experience, and immersing oneself in the sphere of expression to carry out a more intense observation on the other, reveals the a priori paradoxical nature of this experiment, yet this is also the prerequisite of every creative endeavour. Against the paranoid surveillance project that claims to be the only centre and overlooks the relativity of its own position, this experiment is an attempt to see and hear, and to re-draw and re-listen to the myriad scripts, songs and stories we silently speak or write every day.

past exhibition

Unprogressive Soul

To read someone else’s mind, to hear, out of the silence, a comprehensible flow of thoughts as if one was tuning into a radio station, or to read, real-time, sentences only just forming as if to focus on a page of a book, is an attractive fantasy, all the more so because it seems, for some reason, achievable. But let’s leave others aside: How much are we able to follow what passes through our own mind? If they do, indeed, take shape as audible, or legible sentences, can we pull back to a point from which we can hear or read them, as everything flows past so rapidly? It is by such an experiment that the frame within which perception is interpreted can be marked and changed.

Artist

Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş

Dates

21.03.2014 - 19.04.2014

As one spends more time involved in such an experiment, it becomes increasingly clear that this is not a cartographical project applied to a fixed space, but an act of many, variable dimensions to which the eye and ear that attempt to recognize distances, detect similarities and list headings, refrains and patterns inevitably become part of. Establishing on the one hand a distance with experience, and immersing oneself in the sphere of expression to carry out a more intense observation on the other, reveals the a priori paradoxical nature of this experiment, yet this is also the prerequisite of every creative endeavour. Against the paranoid surveillance project that claims to be the only centre and overlooks the relativity of its own position, this experiment is an attempt to see and hear, and to re-draw and re-listen to the myriad scripts, songs and stories we silently speak or write every day.