Mathilde Melek An: DROP IN A POOL —
24/9 - 16/10 2014
This exhibition is running in parallel
with the 14th Istanbul Biennial.
A blend of intercultural identities, her artwork is a product of her French and Turkish heritage, highlighting the fusion of the oriental and western cultures. From a cultural perspective the artist wanted to focus on the link between present and past generations, and their ties to their respective contemporary society. Just as many might in her generation, she shares the desire to become emancipated and to take advantage of the cultural blend to create a new perspective on art form. Her art reflects a blend between the individual and collective thoughts, leading to a new cultural construction of tradition and modernity. On this bridge of identities, begins then an evolutionary journey towards an endless quest for identity. Her artwork, the image-photographical,archival and video, projected, printed or as patterns-depicts different cultural codes.It is a perpetual pursuit of knowledge, a zeal for adventure and discoveries, and a mission for life.
A DROP IN A POOL —Mathilde Melek An' s work are photographic and video portrayal of movement or lack there of, focused on a specific repetition and matching patterns. Portraying the world as a window into the movement, and turning the images into drops hitting the window. This artist showcases contemporary analogy of ever-changing means. Her work is derived from archives found and based on a virtual fictionalized world. She portrays her research of the evolution of the movement in time, using elements such as fabric or tiles. These imprints, by units repeating each other, fall like drops in a metaphoric pool shaped world and become frozen, framed and sequestered artwork.