Poised in the infinite ocean and Tahtakale

Cavusoglu, Ergin (2004) Poised in the infinite ocean and Tahtakale. [Show/Exhibition]

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The Haunch of Venison exhibition showcased 'Tahtakale (Wooden Fortress)' (2004) and 'Poised in the Infinite Ocean' (2004). 'Tahtakale', a four screen video installation that presented groups of men working in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, and a screen of scrolling text reporting snatches of their conversations. These were accompanied by a soundtrack of music sung by a Byzantine orthodox male choir.

They are represented by the screen of images of market labourers who work in a different section of the market, queuing to receive their heavy burdens of tangible goods. 'Poised in the Infinite Ocean', a three screen installation of locations filmed in the Bay of Biscay: a chateau by the ocean; the sky and sea; and the town and lighthouse of Biarritz. A storm brings lightning and rain to the town and in this juxtaposition of nature and the built environment, the light from the lighthouse both defines the space while giving an alarming signal to sailors to avoid the treacherous rocks below. The screens were accompanied by a soundtrack of a literary narrative that introduces ideas about living and working at sea, in a potentially hostile environment.

(from gallery website)

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Diasporas
Item ID: 9430
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Depositing User: Teddy ~
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2012 11:18
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 10:27
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/9430

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