Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Island, 2013

Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Island, 2013

Although “Please Do Not Disturb” can at first be read as a request for a postponement in the room cleaning schedule, it actually represents the desire to escape the routine that surrounds the individual even in this temporary, good life. The request in question, the person who hangs it on the door handle, the door, the room, the hotel, and the area the hotel is in, do not only embody the idea of a “peaceful holiday”. It may also provide clues for us to understand the relationship the individual forms with the holiday environment designed specifically for the holidaymaker.

The exhibition Please Do Not Disturb seeks to establish its relationship with space along a more abstract axis via this human-centred view. This view defines the individual’s perception of holiday as a vast sphere that contains everything that evokes the idea of holiday. And the relationship with space unfolds thus: The exhibition extends the idea of holiday beyond a perception that acquires dimension only via the image of a building and is therefore reduced to architecture, towards the home, where it begins, the mind, where it is embedded, the location of the holiday environment and nature, that awaits an opportunity to reclaim the conquered zones.

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