Sürek, Deniz Ezgi (2018) Dual citizenship. [Thesis]
This text intends to analyze the exhibition called “Dual Citizenship” and cannot be considered independently. In the first chapter, my personal reasons to create this project will be explained along with Susan Sontag’s ideas about the illness. Throughout the text, my own output will be observed within the “grotesque body” notion that was reinterpreted by Mikhail Bakhtin; given that my work consists of images of reconstructed bodies that might be called as “grotesque” in terms of incompleteness. Furthermore, the attitude on the representation of the body in contemporary art will be discussed to be able to link their approach with my output. Along with some artists, Hans Bellmer and Asger Carlsen will be indicated exclusively since their work consist photographs of reconstructed bodies which are quite similar to what I do. While analyzing the bodies in my output, I will also clarify my intention to produce photographs that seem like paintings and the function of using landscapes in my work. There will be built associations with the landscapes of mine and Hieronymus Bosch’s the Garden of Earthly Delights in terms of their forms. The last chapter will be about the “uncanny” notion because of its relation with reconstructed bodies and fantastic places.
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