Sleeping as a Performative Process, Untitled Etching IV, 31×102 cm etching on 300 gr Hanemühle, July 2020. Tampere, Finland.

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Sleeping as a Performative Process, Untitled Etching III, A4 Etching on 300 gr Hanemühle, July 2020. Tampere, Finland.

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Sleeping as a Performative Process, Untitled Etching II, A4 Etching on 300 gr Hanemühle, July 2020. Tampere, Finland.

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Sleeping as a Performative Process, Untitled Etching I, A4 Etching on 300 gr Hanemühle, July 2020. Tampere, Finland.

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Sleeping as a Performative Process, Letter Composition Draft I, Drawing on paper, 50×140 cm, March 2020. Tampere, Finland.

After working together with Sofie (Dubs) and Fabio (Bergamaschi), it occurred to me that my own body is in constant communication with me, but I did not know how to read it correctly. Working with them made me aware of this phenomenon, and a reoccurring pattern for wanting to sleep in psychologically challenging situations was what inspired me starting to research this. As in physical weariness, I consider sleeping as a form of rest from thinking even though the brain does not stop working. Therefore, I take sleeping as a part of the daily performative process and record my dreams, physical activity while sleeping.

Through these inputs, I try to come up with an alphabet to communicate on how the mind and body perform during the sleeping state. The subconscious, dream, and mind are highly charged topics in both neuroscience and psychology communities. Still, as a visual artist, I try to read visuals that my body and brain produce along the process. It is pretty much how I define my part as an artist to support the scientific community.

The detail on Sleeping as a Performative Process, Letter Composition Draft I, Drawing on paper, 50×140 cm, March 2020. Tampere, Finland.

Natural Beauty, Photography on fine art paper, REM Art Space, Çukurcuma, İstanbul, 2019.

Combining the aesthetics of disaster and Hegel’s aesthetics of beauty, I attempt to destruct images of natural beauty using scanography method of photography to create abstract and fragmented images that address the consumption through the contemporary makeup industry. Scanography enables the image, destruction, and fragmentation to co-exist together in one photograph due to technical abilities. Therefore, it is research for visual reconciliation between the ideal beauty and aesthetics of disaster.