Funda Gül Özcan
Born Garmisch-Partenkirchen (DE), 1984
Nationality DE

www.f-u-n-d-a.com
 
RijksakademieOPEN 2016
'Time to say hello at the east pole', 2016, installation/visual poem, 500x160x190 cm
RijksakademieOPEN 2016
'Time to say hello at the east pole', 2016, installation/visual poem, 500x160x190 cm
RijksakademieOPEN 2016
'Time to say hello at the east pole', 2016, installation/visual poem, 500x160x190 cm
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Video-artist and performer Funda Gül Özcan tends to push herself and her works to the breaking point. Her work for RijksakademieOPEN 2016 casts light on her often impenetrable logic. She created a diorama-like sculptural installation that works as a display for a visual poem. This work is a picture puzzle, challenging the spectator to venture forth into something unkown but familiar. Videos are connected to sculptures and miniatures in order to form narratives that are part scenography and part poetry. Random images dare us to recognize something. What is reflection and what is real? And what is reflection?

This cabinet of curiosities offers up illusions of the subconscious and invites us to fully activate all our senses. Our view can change a ruin into a stage for a rainbow and a piece of toilette paper into a flag belonging to no nation. (FÖ)