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- sunflowerseeds -

 

 

2017,

3-channel video installation with sound, variable dimensions

 

 

The video installation shows a cyclical process of eating sunflower seeds.

The close-ups of the hand and mouth and a traditional bowl from the Turkish Black Sea region convey a physical closeness and intimacy. The hypnotic effect of the installation is created by the isolated sound recordings of each process, which stage a manic and excessive character of the cycle. The chronology of the individual video channels shifts, causing the sounds to overlap

a-rhythmically.

This effect seems to disturb the aesthetics of the image and invites the viewer to re-create the usual course of events. The pitted shells collect and form into a symmetrical mass which apparently continues to grow.

In the exhibition room bowls with sunflower seeds were distributed, which could be consumed parallel to the installation.