Afra Öztürk - Merve Güçlü


‘Defining the narrative of mass in numbers obscures the fact that such masses are composed of individuals. The data we possess shows how tens of thousands of people were stripped of their right to graduate from universities they were enrolled in. At the heart of this piece lies the following question: To what extent does the volume of masses in physical space can illustrate the said fact? Taken together with those who were left behind; concepts such as weight, mass and excess of a crowd render visible the telling reality of this multitude.

The gaps that volumes fill and leave in space give us a chance to experience the masses. The materials and voltage points bear a potential for observation, provoking thought. Numerical expressions search a spatial expression, calling into question what they actually represent. Individuals defined by numbers, exams that could not be taken, diplomas that could not be received…’