Ozan Atalan

OZANATALAN

2`48``or Some Number of Waves

Syracuse, 2013 - Istanbul, 2016

Putting sixty marks around the perimeter of a clockface is a metaphor of how we impose meaning upon reality.

-  John Fiske

 

That the branches took over time indicators refers to a universal understanding of time instead of cultural construction of it. Playing with the notions of Cybernetic Aesthetics, one of my main concerns was to convert `knowing but not feeling` into a mental state of `feeling but not knowing` by adopting an intuitional approach rather than a solid rational one with a change in the units of calculability of time. In this sense, the work resists the constructed duality of culture-nature and an anthropocentric worldview.

 

Video: Istanbul, Kinaliada, 2016

Branch clocks: Syracuse, NY, 2013