Contact Pool
Category
Exhibition
Date
2007
Location
Istanbul, Turkey
Design
Alper Derinbogaz
Team

Thibault Jalby, Tevfik Saygın Özcan, Selami Gündüzeri, Melis Ekizce, Tugce Pinar, Ömer Kanıpak, Enise Burcu Derinboğaz

Curator
Ebru Yetişkin

In the past emotions allowed humans and animals to survive and reproduce. However, they evolved and multiplied due to the complex problems of the modern world. Today our brains are consciously blurred by politics, shopping and media. We hold on to the social media hoping to ease our future anxiety. It is getting harder to concentrate, decide, accomplish, feeling satisfied. As the flow of these news, shocks, meta in our personal feeds speeds up, the possibility of consciousness vanishes. The speed of this flow, speed of economy, does not correspond to the speed of our states of mind. That displays itself with the emotional reactions. We all suffer from what we do not know, what we have missed out.

Today among the various states of emotions HAPPINESS and LOVE have several characteristics in common. The essential question of the aim of life keeps revolving around these two strong states emotions. So the question is… What makes people happy?

Time & Connection as the key concepts towards the Happiness and Love. There is one fact that the happiness and love has in common. Connection. Being connected to other people, being connected to animals, environment, beliefs, values, universe, shortly being connected to life! And these emotions developed in Time.

CONTACT POOL on the other hand suggests a spatial experience, interaction for emotional release using various components from Mediterranean landscape.

Concpet Evolution

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