WAVES

15 January – 28 February 2015

Curation: Ebru Yetişkin

Alp Çoksoyluer,  Alper Derinboğaz, Ayşe Gül Süter, Buşra Tunç, Candaş Şişman, Deniz Kader, Erdal İnci, Korhan Erel, Osman Koç, Ozan Türkkan, Refik Anadol

Talks: Engin Sustam, Kürşad Özdemir, Nusret Polat, Selçuk Artut, Serhat Cacekli

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Sound waves… Light waves… Brain waves… Financial fluctuations… Earthquakes… Cyclones… Waves of resistance… Tides of our daily lives… All of these enable possibilities, resonances, disturbances, rhythms, vibrations, and movements of every day life.

By taking the intersections of science, art, and technology as a departing point, “Waves” investigates and opens to discussion the way in which various forms of waves affect contemporary societal transformation.

In physics, waves are conceptualized by transporting energy from one point to another. In other words, waves have media-specific functions such as transmission, transaction and conveyance. If we think that every little vibration is perceived by another and this can turn into a chain of interactions, it becomes crucial to realize how we function to transmit, transfer and convey things through our micro-quotidian actions, thoughts and flows of emotions.

“Waves” tries to underline how we remediate, reproduce, regenerate, conserve, transform things, and how we become (new) media through these functions regardless of our discourse, intension and criticism. We are no longer discontinuous producers of energy in disciplinary societies. We become surfers in undulatory, continuous and mutating transmitters of control for power networks.

 

Since waves are generated by bodies and matters, by light-bodies, electromagnetic-bodies, sound-bodies, neuron-bodies, seismic-bodies, crowd-bodies, and arch-bodies, which become energy transmitters; today they also reveal the operational symptoms of post-totalitarian governmentality accompanied by data-based algorithmic regulation. Under the control of energy politics within contemporary capitalism, it seems like different kinds of waves lead to the channeling of various energy resources into complex, deep, dark webs of dominant production lines, through which they can be drilled and consumed.

In a time where global financial giants, governments and their nettached actors are increasingly centralizing and regulating digital networks and societies, the works in the exhibition try to reuse, recycle, regenerate waves by subjecting them to alternate processes and purposes.

The works also challenge to create possibilities of experimental, affective, and performative experience possibilities by making transactions and processes that cause micro-mutations perceptible. “Waves” multiply the possibilities of imagination by triggering the belief and the desire for creating other worlds. In a post-media age, in which algorithms and digital technologies become an ordinary part of our daily lives, “Waves” establish nettachments with those who mediate extending the Open Source Culture, Do-It-Yourself, Peer-to-Peer and Maker Movements.

Ebru Yetişkin

WORKS

aurora_aysegulsuter

AURORA
Ayşe Gül Süter

ozan turkkan

WELL
Ozan Türkkan

busra_tunc

SINUSOID
Buşra Tunç

candas_sisman

RE_CONN-ACT
Candaş Şişman

deniz_kader

RE-FLUCT
Deniz Kader

Stumblers - Erdal İnci

STUMBLERS
Erdal İnci

osman_koc

HYPERPRESENCE
Osman Koç

alp_coksoyluer

RESONARE
Alp Çoksoyluer

erdal_inci

FORMAPHONE
Erdal İnci

korhan_erel

FINDINGS
Korhan Erel

alper_refik

PASSAGE
Refik Anadol & Alper Derinboğaz

TALKS

Selçuk Artut
Current Fluctuations in Art: Technology and Art

Nusret Polat
Deleuze’s Conceptualization of ‘the fold’: On Leibniz’s Philosophy/ Nusret Polat

Kürşad Özdemir
microİstanbul

Engin Sustam Güncel, Toplumsal Dalgalanmalar: Siyaset & Sosyoloji

Serhat Cacekli
Contemporary Art: Wave or Particle?