LOOKING BACK (Future Proof series)
2016, Shaved velvet
110 x 60 cm
Installation view from the show Matières à rêver | CAC Château des Adhémar, France
Photos © Isabelle Chapuis
Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Future Proof series was created in 2016, at the invitation of Hélène Lallier, Director of the CAC Chateau des Αdhémar, a medieval prison that has been transformed into a contemporary art center.
“The way this work is presented in the castle makes one think back to the lives and perspectives of the people who were locked up in dungeons before the renaissance and the birth of humanism movement in psychiatry. These dungeons, where the mentally ill, the anarchists and the criminals were shut as if they were all the same, indeed had no exit and no future. Even though the castle is now transformed into an art space, the way the work is installed and titled as such is poignant, and it reveals the subconscious and the history of the place.”
Dr. Pınar Arslantürk, Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst
[Doors of Perception, exhibition catalogue, NEV Gallery]