ÇİĞDEM MENTEŞOĞLU

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Made in Connotation is the project for the exhibition for Syndicat Potential Strasbourg/France.

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"Made in Connotation" is the title of whole exhibition, exhibition consists based on installation including works on paper and video-sound projection.

"Made in Connotation" is the title of whole exhibition; exhibition consists based on installation including works on paper and video-sound projection.

This work has been produced and showed for the first time during my stay(2 weeks) in Strasbourg for Galerie Syndicat Potentiel Strasbourg as a part of the art events in the name of Turkish Session in France supported by IKSV.

Concept: The idea of the installation first appeared in 2008, at Triangle France Artist Residency in Marseille. The idea than developed and got the title as Made in Connotation. This project, basically referring to frontiers, the political territory and create conflict in the shape of everyday intimate object. Project has two separate parts. In the one part/main part is located a real double size bed covered with sheet made of canvas colored blue. This installation accomplished with the stop-motion video completed dramatic sound based on personal dreams, unconscious thoughts, fear and foresights. Made in connotations more likely uncovering our intimate territory, which consists of dream, memory and connotations.

"Made in Connotation" is the title of whole exhibition; exhibition consists based on installation including works on paper and video-sound projection.

Here bed is used as a metaphor in the installation mainly related to our personal territory and intimacy. As the work lying between fiction and reality I would like to point the reality, which shaped with my visual images and materials as using barbed wire to make border/frame. In the other part, extracts of the sketches and paintings from video is hanged on the fishing lines all around the space of room. From the ceiling of this room hanging a cloud. Here cloud creates the contrast with the borders and limitation. The two parts of the show points out the conflicts between this two topic: earth and sky/country and emigrant. The title "Made in Connotations" also refers labeling and nationalist system of our globalized world.

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Exhibition view from room with cloud
Here bed is used as a metaphor in the installation mainly related...
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A Detail from installation view at main room
Video projection, bed, matress, barbed wire fences, canvas painted...
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A View from "Made in Connotation"
Installation view from main room. Video projection, bed, matress,...
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Preparatory work of Made in Connotation, 2008
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