Ozan Atalan


Perception Mechanism

Los Angeles, CA - Syracuse, NY, 2015

The installation establishes a connection between fundamental principles of Physics such as Perspective and Depth Perception with the social landscape of Turkey. It portrays Özge Ünlütezcan, a friend who faced judgment for expressing her thoughts on social media during the Gezi Park protests in 2013. By expanding her personal experience into a wider social context, The Perception Mechanism encourages viewers to adopt a standpoint where both halves can be seen as a unified whole. It presents a tangible division yet challenges our perception by integrating her image. Even when attempting to perceive the complete portrayal of Özge, the truth remains partially concealed.