- What’s On
Merve Ertufan’s solo exhibition Waiting on a Scratch brings together several installations, videos and text-based works she produced in the past few years.
The artist engages with language games, philosophical puzzles and riddles, drawn out from anecdotal instances and fabricated paradoxes, bringing forth a host of minor autobiographical fictions.
Throughout her practice, Merve Ertufan investigates the processes and formations that are often concealed behind language, expressions and repeated actions. Discrepancies in day-to-day experiences are at the centre of Waiting on a Scratch, which progresses with inquiries about selfhood, cognition and consciousness.
Merve Ertufan makes installations, videos and sound arrangements. Her practice engages with what might be called the microphysics of the mind, through observing inconsistencies, gaps and dead-ends in language and habit. The group exhibitions she attended include: “The New Chronic”, Corridor Project Space (2020); ”Bahar”, the Istanbul off-site project of Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017); “PRODUCE 2” with SPOT Production Fund, Istanbul (2014); “Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment” at Arter, Istanbul (2013).