Findings – 2014

I have shown my audio-visual installation “findings” in the group exhibition “Waves” at Istanbul’s Blok Art Space gallery curated by Ebru Yetişkin in January-February 2015.

“In the last 10 years I have used field recordings as primary material for my works in improvisation performances, solo conceptual sound performances, as well as the sound designs and music I have produced for visual and performing arts. Recently, I have taken my work with field recordings one step further and started studying and documenting the content of these recordings for various projects; one of these projects was shown at the 13th Istanbul Biennial. Findings takes this work yet further. I will be presenting the sound wave displays, and these waves’ spectral signature (frequency/time), that I have studied from the sound recordings I have made over the years and will be making, as sonic (regarding sound) photographs. By also printing out spectrograms and wave visualizations, I will present a visual analysis of the auditory texture of the part of the city the recordings belong to. Moreover, I will be inscribing my findings on these analyses like a documentary maker or a doctor. In a notebook I collect these prints as the visual description of the city’s sound examples, or in other words it’s sound traces, and my notes as the “symptoms” I will find through these traces. Some pages from this notebook will also be displayed. Certain sounds, and spectrograms will come together with waveforms in a video.”

Findings / Bulgular – Korhan Erel (digital print)

Findings / Bulgular Trailer from Korhan Erel on Vimeo.

Evimin Erkeği (Man of the House) – 2013

A satirical take on an address by the Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the nation in 2008, five years before the Gezi protests. Both video and audio were conceived by Korhan Erel

This is a work of mine shown at the “Hacked Me in Intimacy” exhibition at Ark Kültür (Istanbul) curated by Ceren Turan.  It features a jittery, frozen frame from the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s TV address to the nation in December 2008, and excerpts from this speech.


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