Topography Man, Ceren Oykut
site-specific animation video (01’01”) on the windows
Former KGB building, Ghildani, Tbilisi, Georgia
Topography Man, view from the installation, block paint on windows
former KGB building, Ghildani,Tbilisi, October 2018
foto by Sandro Sulaberidze
Ceren Oykut stayed at the GeoAIR residency during 19-31 October 2018 to develop a site-specific installation for the first Tbilisi Architecture Biennial.
Topography Man is her experiment aimed at bringing together site-specific installation and animation. The tendency of Topography Man is to produce subconscious stories about “home”. Oykut’s themes are often the relation between architecture and the human body, and how these two come together in the built environment.
For the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, Oykut has made drawings directly on the glass windows in the exhibition space. These drawings were her observations of Tbilisi and its inhabitants. As a second step, she photographed these images and animated them. The animation is projected on the same glass windows, where the drawings are.
Topography Man, research and test shot, September 2018
Block paint on glass, metal studio at Schloß Beesenstedt, Germany