Fan without blades, 2015, dimensions variable

Fan without blades, 2015, dimensions variable

“Kerem Ozan Bayraktar’s fan without blades, a broken machine, a mute orator, a functionless labourer of pleasure. He sets off our expectations while moving resolutely on his course. Our bodies awaken with lust. However this bizarre object leaves the viewer dissatisfied. It only makes us feel the absence of the breeze it points out. The absence of the expected impact fills a several – meter gap to the brim. A majority of works by Kerem Ozan Bayraktar carries this troubling halo. His video titled “Weight” allegorically describes the interaction of the concept of pain in traditional Western narrative with the body and time through the relationship between a mourning child and the apples that fall from an ailing tree. Throughout the video, a solitarily depicted child and the child’s struggle to heal this ambiguous loss is described within an implicit mythological context. Kerem Ozan Bayraktar creates an ice-cold experience regarding relationality in everyday life.” – Ezgi Bakçay

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