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Sky Spotting Stop

June 25, 2013 – October 20, 2013
Free admission.

Istanbul Modern, Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Antrepo No. 4, Tophane, Istanbul

While this temporary exhibition was being set up on the outdoor grounds of the Istanbul Modern Museum in June, the city was faced with a movement that saw people occupy public spaces like never before. Spaces became very dense and occupation was thus limited, and questions of control began to arise. Coincidentally, how architecture affects control of public spaces is exactly what is being examined by this installation.

The Sky Spotting Stop is a temporary site-specific installation by design and architecture duo SO? which shades the courtyard of Istanbul Modern. While the illuminated mirror plates create an invariably changing background for events that take place after dark, they also consistently provide swinging shadows during the day. On the ground, re-used elements transform the courtyard to a new place for sitting, resting, meeting friends, playing or sky spotting.

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