VACD MA student Elif Süsler's graduation exhibition


The decision not to show and express personal sorrow is a conscious conclusion and it evolved during process of production and as a result of the relationship between the work and myself as the artist. I will attempt to elaborate how this relationship can be described as an analogy of /disguising the self/, and how representation of the artist’s existence can be transformed into a twice hidden representation by giving an illusion of anonymity in terms of visual experience. In this exhibition, the focal point also will be the act of masking and replacing the components of personal memories for the sake of creating a less readable relationship between the artist and the works. The aim is to find reconciliation between the general and the personal through attaching those memories to more dominant visual elements that will bear numerous and hopefully rich connotations for others.