infection: network

ekin idiman

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Ekin İdiman

Infection: NETWORK / 2021

3D video mapping

As a result of the rapid urban transformation in metropolises, which collapsed in less than half a century, metropolitan life and people are now part of a larger system that produces itself. While the movements of people in urban spaces are similar to microorganisms, urban structures and architectural forms that define the city have increasingly become representative spaces of alienated people serving the whole system. The work “Infection: Network”, an installation that includes the images of the graphic identity of urban buildings and transforms the architectural forms that define the city into abstract forms, abstracts the urban structures through graphics, likens spaces to an interaction network and emphasizes that people who are alienated from themselves are no different from microorganisms.

Three-dimensional objects and prints are animated with optical illusions in the video projection mapping work, which creates illusions that confuse the visual perception in spatial depth by using urban shapes and black and white graphics. Although the objects on which the animations are projected are static, the video projected on the objects makes the viewer perceive the objects as moving, producing a physical effect that surprises the brain and explores the dynamic potentials of optical phenomena. He creates a hypnotic composition that includes the illusion of movement oscillating through contrasting color relationships.

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art of everyday life

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Ekin İdiman, born in 1983 in İzmir, graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie AudioVisual department in 2010. His artistic works are in videoart and installation. He has participated in many international fairs and festivals such as Kunstvlaii (NL), Notshuis Film Festival (NL), Musrarmix Festival (IL) and Expanded Vision Festival (IT) with video installations. He lives in İzmir and works as an academician. His exhibitions are in public spaces through group exhibitions organized by independent art initiatives in Izmir. He completed Dokuz Eylul University Fine Arts Institute of Art and Design master's program.