Evliyagil Dolapdere is preparing to host the exhibition Silver Loop between 23.02-02.05.2021. The exhibition focuses on the qualification of time and the cyclicality of life, and brings artworks from the Evliyagil Museum Collection and elsewhere, produced by 9 different artists. Works from different disciplines and generationswhich are produced within mediums such as painting, sculpture, sketch and video, approach to the notion of eternal recurrence through different perspectives. Silver Loop is open for visit between ThursdaysandFridays from 11:00 to 17.00 until 02.05.2021 in Evliyagil Dolapdere.
Çağla Köseoğulları, Erdal Duman, Gökçe Erhan, Gülçin Akbaş, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mithat Şen, Osman Dinç, Umut Erbaş, Yuşa Yalçıntaş
“Only in silence the word, only in dark the light, only in dying life: bright the hawk’s flight on the empty sky.”
Ursula K. Le Guin
Life is one within the whole universe. From the womb to the tomb, creatures that grow and develop also compose an anthology of emotions which expands through the knowledge, experiences and memories they gathered. The provisory end seems to be the only deed that can make the cycle of existence significant which is considered infinite. Thus, this anthology expands onto the other systems it touches by jumping from one circle to the other.
According to Nietzsche, we have to live this life we live and have lived once more and innumerable times more.Each pain and joy, every single thought and breath, all trivial or significant things come back to us in the same sequence one after the other. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned upside down again and again, and us with it, speck of dust. Taking our position within the universe as a reference point, we tend to evaluate the time we spend on the Earth according to the systematic swaying, which we helplessly discovered, from one side to the other.
As the nearest celestial body in the sky, the Moon provides determination for us to be able to interpret time with its smaller cyclical movements within the bigger picture. The cycles of the Moon which occur according to its position with respect to the Sun and the Earth; consist of three main phases. While the new moon indicates birth and new beginnings, with time the Moon proceeds to the first quarter and triggers youthfulness, vitality and elevation. When it reaches the full moon phase, maturation is completed. The exhaustion, the end and the completion occur in the last quarter phase. From birth to flourish, and then to gradually growing more mature and ultimately dying, the silver loop progresses towards completion. When death comes, the cycle goes back to its starting point.
The notion of eternal recurrence asserts that time has a cyclical form; events are repeated and will repeat and renew themselves infinitely within this cyclicality. Friedrich Nietzsche developed this concept as a requirement and a means for the creativity in existence in ethical terms; for gathering the greatest will to live, and for overcoming pain and creating the Overman [Ubermensch] . Along with submitting oneself to the repetition, accepting and coping with the cycle might seem like fatalism, yet this effort lies beyond the notion of fate.
Man is something that shall be overcome.