In Fog, Icebergs and Wild Boars, 2015
‘In Fog; Icebergs and Wild Boars (in collaboration with Ulgen Semerci), was commissioned by Vehbi Koc Foundation for the American Hospital’s art gallery, Operation Room. The project appropriated icebergs and wild boars as two related entities which are both in danger of diminishing in the waters of the earth. In the narrative of the show, icebergs the rapidly melting pieces that break free from the glaciers, and wild boar herds of Istanbul forests, which have been swimming through the Bosporus in an attempt to escape from the mass destruction of their habitat, became potent, floating, non-human actors, telling macro and micro effects of the Anthropocene. A low lying fog generated by a fog machine not only erased the floor of the gallery, but also the feet and ankles of the viewers, providing a sense of treacherousness. Being located in a hospital, a place for both healing and death, the project brings together a hint of a catastrophic end with a desire for ongoingness.