CW#8 l SEASON 2 l Troubled Relations with İrem Sözen & Selen Solak
8 June 2022, Wednesday | Season 2, Episode 8
Apartment Project and online
Livestream link: https://youtu.be/Z9lPFPWf_8U
Organized by the Apartment Project Berlin and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Exhibition by İrem Sözen and Selen Solak and artist talk, moderated by Erden Kosova
19:00 Exhibition Opening
20.00 Artist Talk with İrem Sözen and Selen Solak and artist talk, moderated by Erden Kosova
Under the theme «Recurrence» İrem Sözen and Selen Solak will explore the repetition and similarity of patterns that occur in the natural environment. In the collaborative work, they will highlight the way in which they emerge in our daily lives that are otherwise rather unseen. Using visual language they will examine the patterns of networks and relations, reflecting on the environment, material and technology. Through images of animals in zoos, plastic animal toys and examples of scientific research on display technologies, they will consider the troubles of the gaze framing the images.
İrem Sözen (b. 1984, Istanbul) is an artist and lecturer in architecture. She works with images, appreciating their intricate connection to senses, memory and perception. She considers photography as a language that comes close to primitive forms of communication and thus precedes words. In her current photo project, she is concerned with the perception of non-human subjects, especially animals and plants. She is based in Istanbul and has been in Berlin since January 2022, as part of the artist exchange program by nGbK, Berlin and Depo, Istanbul.
Selen Solak (b. 1987, Kirklareli, Turkey) is an artist and researcher living and working in Berlin. In her artistic practice, she engages in photography, video, and printmaking, seeking visual expressions for various themes and connections that emerge from her research. In her academic work, she explores material and energy devices, and in particular cables that connect and disconnect light. She has recently begun work on a collaborative zine series about the politics of materials and technologies.
The exhibition and the artist talk will be shown as part of «Chromatic Wednesdays», a bi-weekly event series that aims to bring together creative thinkers from diverse backgrounds. The artist talk will take place at Apartment Project (Hertzbergstraße 13, 12055 Berlin) at 20.00 (doors will open at 19.00) and can also be followed online on Youtube https://youtu.be/Z9lPFPWf_8U.