The Split (2014)

Collage on paper
16 found images, 134 H x 104 W cm (52.7” x 40.9”
) framed
Exhibited for the first time at
In Reverse, DEPO, Istanbul, 9 March 2017 – 9 April 2017

Pop archaeologies and female iconography take centre stage in The Split (2014), a photographic composition based on found images, gleaned from American popular hair magazines of the 60s and from the Smithsonian Illustrated Library of Antiques (Porcelain). Juxtaposing the seemingly unrelated cultural phenomena of hair fashion and museum objects, the work unites them as photographic images. Accepting gaps and interconnections to guide the images towards new associations, The Split questions both the limitation of portraiture and museological systems of organizing knowledge. The juxtaposition between disparate cultural phenomena and photographic images also reflects the bringing together of different artistic strategies, from the psychoanalytical in the surrealist imagination, to the excavation of the constructed nature of representation in conceptual methodology.