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Artist of The Day I Alper Aydın

ARTIST STATEMENT: Alper Aydın’s purpose is to make it possible to read his products with reference to the geography in which he lives; his aim is to ensure the interpretation of the spatial existence of living beings, particularly the human being on the ecological process through a sociological, historical, archaeological infrastructure, and the interpretation of the past with the future through the cultural memory. In his production process, he integrates the experiences he acquired in the geographies that inspired him, with the results of his physical and mental syntheses and with the dynamics of human-nature relationships. Aydın, who performs using multiple practices such as sculpture, installation, performance, architecture, video, etc., allows the venue’s own energy to lead him during the artistic production process and endeavours to treat the human being’s existence in nature in every single sense. Alper Aydın, who points at the evolution of human being and the chaotic and destructive aspects of man’s being in nature in the installations he creates, invites us to witness the truth of the future, and by following the traces of the global annihilation that humanity has brought to an unstoppable point, he presents a manifestation of a future nature in his works.


The Way 3, Intervention with mud to the flowing water, Belgrad Forest, İstanbul, Turkey, 2019 The Way 2, Intervention with mud to the flowing water, Nazarköy, İzmir Turkey, 2019 The Way, Intervention with mud to the flowing water, Nazarköy, İzmir Turkey, 2019

With the intervention in the forested areas in Izmir Nazarköyand BelgradeForest, Aydın suggests a new path for the flow of water through a labyrinthine path that he has made with clay. The water previously flowing with the natural angles and coves in nature now continues to flow through the shapes dictated by the labyrinth. While the perfect form of the clay structure is affected by the process, the water returns to its natural path. The labyrinth’s previously determined exit and entrance and the nature’s own way of emergence and disappearance can be observed in the process; human intervention in nature and nature’s own intervention into this constructed process create a cycle of two dynamics interwoven, each with its own rules.



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