Sónar+D Istanbul

Sónar+D Artwork: Polluted Homes by Beyza Dilem Topdal


  • Saturday 07 10:00 - 19:00

    Sónar by Day - Digilogue Space

Contaminated Houses, from the dunes in the place where the Bosphorus is located in 3019 today. It is a collection of macrofauna fossil collected. This work is the artist's health in the Bosphorus to identify marine benthic organisms from sediment samples for monitoring doctorate research started in the ecology laboratory; One of the "Siborg Seas and Creatures" Extension. Laboratory visits, interview data, held in Poyrazköy and Garipçe to walk; new cyborg bodies appear. Contaminated Houses that put today and the future side by side; draws attention to the possibilities of living in the post-human environment. In this work, which suggests speculative cyborg bodies, "cyborg"; hybrid (hybrid) of animal and pollution. These creatures and shells evolved under heavy metal and PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon) accumulating at the bottom of the sea where they used to live. The pink color of fossil forms is dedicated to rose bengal ethanol, which stays organisms while being used in the experimental process today in the ecology lab. It combines installation, fiction, and science with a playful expression. It is produced with work intensity and ritual processes similar to the working conditions of the ecology laboratory. Against the dark futurology of anthropocene pollution, inspired by Cthulucene (Haraway, 2016); This series focuses on 're-formation' covers feminist technology and superhuman fields.