Muzaffer Malkoç

Parallel Acts

The first encounter with the artist’s piece shows us tens of hands stretching out to a woman. The image moves with the spectator’s eye movements, while hands in one direction withdraw from the woman, those in the other direction draw even closer to her.

Viewed from a diametrically opposite point, the piece shows the same woman in the front, with hands far in the back, unable to reach her. Everything else that remains out of these two spots shows not the picture itself but its fragments and a vacuum that drives them away from each other.

The image is made up of different, transparent layers sequenced with gaps between them. These layers are arranged in different forms depending on the perspective of the viewer, with the situation of the woman, the subject of the piece, considered positive or negative if viewed from the edges.