Rıza Erdeğirmenci | DILEMMA
The man of the postmodern era faces a conflict between his two identities: the self-created virtual persona and his real identity in the physical world. He chooses to ignore the loneliness and the alienation that he brought upon himself while chasing after “likes.” The metamorphosis of “essence” into “image” and the “real” into “representation” is his world.
Dilemma series proposes a different perspective to this state of being through diptychs. It is a discussion that invites the viewer to decide between two possibilities, which may eventually help him to discover a third unnoticed option.
The viewer of the diptych of ‘’Dilemma’’ first observes two images individually. He then looks both images together; leading him to reach a third level of reading, which liberates this way the meaning or the reality that is tightly compressed within the frame. While doing so, will he be able to free something that is repressed within himself?