ÇİĞDEM MENTEŞOĞLU

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http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_minf your head II_bursting point.jpg
http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_holdyourbreatheII.jpg
http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_Atlas.jpg
http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_mindyourhead.jpg
http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_tutbirakma_holdyourbreathe.jpg
http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_BaloonI.jpg
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http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_PleaseMindyourHead.jpg
http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_BurstingPoint_v2.jpg
http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_anotherworld.jpg
http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_YellowBreathe.jpg
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http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_inmuseum.jpg
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http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_skecburstingpoint.jpg
http://cigdemmentesoglu.com/files/gimgs/th-107_Restless_v2.jpg
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Other works coming soon

Ongoing Project
Bursting Point/ this series concept have been carried out during my Artist Residency in Newcastle Upon Tyne/UK.

Devam eden Proje
Projenin adi : Bursting Point/Patlama Noktasi. Bu seri Newcastle' da Breeze Creative
Vane Galerisinin düzenledigi üç ay süren Misafir Sanatçi programina katildigim süreçte gerçeklesmistir. http://breezecreatives.com/projects/experimental-studio

Konsept: Daha önceki islerimde insan ve yer arasindaki iliskiyi, bu iliskide duygunun ve alginin yerini ve etkilerini incelemeye çalisirken bu seride daha kavramsal ve metafizik anlama evrildigimi düsünüyorum. Burada balon duygusal alanimizi kontrol altina alan dengeleyen bir araç olarak betimlemekteyim. Balon, Patlama noktasi, duygusal yogunlugumuza bagli olarak kontrol noktamizin, patlama, erime, dayanma noktamizi görsellestirirken ayni zamanda dünyevi kriz anlarini, duygularimizla bahsedebilmeyi betimlerken bize ait olani, içsel dünyayi öznel alani, sinirlarini var eder.

Concept: In this project the balloon is used as a metaphor for our tools of emotional self-control. It visualizes the point at which self-control is lost, overcome by the internal pressures of mundane crises, and thus conveys the otherwise invisible border between social and emotional behavior.

In the project, the balloon has been used as a metaphor for tools of emotional self-control. The limits of social behavior or rules of acceptance require us to be accepted by others. This often causes us to hide own emotions from society. In this sense, “bursting point” also refers to the invisible border between social and emotional behavior.

The project exposes the struggles of daily life and its duties through consciousness of oneself. I see this as a primarily relationship between our psychic being and the world. Emotions (anger, joy, frustration, desire) and reactions arise from this relationship. Emotions are intentional and strategic ways of coping with difficult situations. “ We choose to utilize them, we control them, and not the other way around, as has been posited elsewhere. Just as an emotion is a transformation of the world”, the balloon’s function is to adapt and defeat the world.* This can be associated with the symbolic function of the balloon, in the transcendence of mundane crises. For me, besides being rich in associations, the balloon is a sphere, a world, a voice, expressing itself from within as a resistance to the psychical burden.

The project will be exhibited alongside the Video piece.The video-project is emphasizing on the Sound of Blowing. Sound plays an important role in the project, emphasizing the movement and spatiotemporal experience. For me, the sound of exhaling evokes of reminding the breathing associations with the essence of life, of daily routine, . This will build a link to the viewer’s internal world and foreground the tension of the title.

Sound plays an important role in the project, emphasizing the movement and spatiotemporal experience. For me, the sound of exhaling evokes associations of the essence of life, of daily routine, of breathing. This will build a link to the viewer’s internal world and foreground the tension of the title.

Çigdem Mentesoglu
Newcastle 2015

*P.63 (Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions by J.P. Sartre, 1939)