8 March, International Women's Day, proposed and accepted by Clara Zetkin in 1910; It is dedicated to the memory of 129 female workers who went on strike due to poor working conditions in New York, USA in 1857 and were burned to death as a result of the counterattack. Although women have made progress in their rights after many years, they still struggle with inequality. From this point of view, in my work, it is used to represent the producing hands of the working woman and it tells that the struggle continues with the endless mirror image.
Our eyes are perhaps our only organ that still contains a soul. The eye is the one that performs the miracle of opening the soul to the soulless, the happy realm of things, and their god the sun. But what if we were dragged into a white disaster where the condition spread from one sick person to the next like an epidemic, where people would become blind because they looked at a blind person, and we were forced to swim in a sea of milk…
José Saramago’s novel “Blindness” was an instrumental influence for artist Seda Boy in her approach to blindness through a different perspective in her exhibition “White Blindness”. In his novel, José Saramago uses blindness as a metaphor for both personal misfortune and social disaster. He wrote a fascinating story of not only social decay, but of the emergence of a new ethic in the most desperate of moments.
In this work, the eye shows us a snapshot of children looking into the future and trying to catch the setting sun to raise it.
Children, who are the fruits of the tree that has matured with all their knowledge and experience, leave the darkness.
The work, including the found photograph, was created by using different materials together to form an eye.
The sun is emphasized by the light in the installation and the sepia tones used in the installation.
"The Iliad is a saga in 24 chapters and fifteen thousand lines, telling the story of a fifty-day period in the ninth year of the Troian War. Inspired by the Iliad, this piece depicts narratives from the legend in 24 frames. Images of the war of gods and kings are etched on porcelain and animated by light to become a filmreel. The piece is a visual and cinematographic description of the Iliad epic."
"Land of Dreams:Troy" (2018)
In this work, the person exposed to violence feels; drowning, squeezing, the desire to escape, the desire to resist are embodied by using the body movements that occur during a struggle. Violence makes both parties feel the need to "cover up" this situation. The fact that all the struggle is happening behind the fabric is testament to this. This struggle is also aimed at tearing this veil and putting an end to the current situation. No matter how much you try to hide and cover up, violence will always occur.
THE EYES OF THE WAR
“War inflicts the same pain on all living things, regardless of where and when it takes place. We cannot erase what happened from our memories. Even if we do not witness it firsthand, images from the visual bombardment of the war take a place in our memory. In this study, each of the recorded real war images that appear in the eyes is the spectator of that frame represented. These eyes, looking only at those responsible who support the war for the interests of their own class, show what the war has caused, while at the same time trying to make the ignored realities visible again."
The capacity of human memory is quite high. It saves many memories and erases the unimportant over time. But memories that make us feel emotionally strong are not erased. These memories can sometimes be the ones we never want to forget, and sometimes we want to erase them from our minds.
The tapes invented to record things represent memory in this study. In this work, which is staged as a performance, while keeping beautiful memories inaccessible, memories that are wanted to be forgotten are stepped over.