- What’s On
Kerem Ozan Bayraktar’s solo exhibition Rocks and Winds, Germs and Words is about reflecting on ‘life’ on earth. The exhibition opens on September 5th at SANATORIUM and is curated by Kevser Güler.
Bayraktar, interested in the possibilities of the materialistic foundations of fluxes and relations in biological life, focuses on notions of diversity, variation, and complexity through images of movement, transformation and flux that make them possible. Exhibition highlights include a wall piece showcasing illustrations, images, infographics, texts and symbols regarding the ‘Great Oxidation Event’ and a video; portraits of plants, animals and objects depicting life-movement relations; and a sculptural installation on the transformation of inorganic matter. Also on view at the exhibition are miniature ambulances which are among the artist’s works on variation and diversity, and images of possible life forms produced with a specific image generation technique. Looking at the transformation and temporality of vital relations on earth, the exhibition also invokes questions on the transformative potentiality of the image and the conception of the actual digital image. Movement and stillness; living and non-living; natural and artificial; digital image and the question of representation; data and information are among the main themes of the exhibition as well.