Изложба: Отражения от бъдещето

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Midnight Express, 2008

Ергин Чавушоглу

Midnight Express is a single channel video work that explores ideas on transience and mobility. The work was filmed on the Asian side of Istanbul on the main train line, which connects the Western part of the country to the East. This is also the line used by the so-called Orient Express embarking on a journey to the East. The footage was filmed at night when the city space becomes luminal, showing the trains carving their ways in both directions at irregular intervals with only their lit windows visible. The work interprets the passage of the trains as a poetic representation reframing the strangeness of global transportations and constellations using classical aesthetic strategies.

Ergin Cavusoglu
Midnight Express (2008)
Single Channel HD video, sound
Duration: 4:03 min., loop
Dimensions variable
Courtesy Haunch of Venison, London, and Galerist, Istanbul
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