Özdirenç

Özdirenç


Silahtaraga was the first power station, built in Istanbul in the late nineteenth century. The Plant was commissioned in 1914 and ceased operations in 1983. While taking pictures there, I found some negatives of photographs in one of the houses that belonged to a resident family. “Resistance”, whose title was born from the endurance of energy in a physical environment, transformed by the presence and movement of people and of objects, has been a way of reconciliation through found visual material, such as family albums in abandoned homes and at the plant juxtaposed against the recent pictures I authored. As an idea, as experience and as in its existence, the series has become a milieu to re-define presence and absence, abandonment and occupation through the simultaneous recontextualization of the past and the present.








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