LIGHT JOURNALS

A Virtual Installation

 

Conceived & Directed by TUÇE YASAK

In Collaboration with ATAMAN GIRISKEN & KORHAN BASARAN

 

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Originally Premiered: March 20, 2021 

Run Time: 47 minutes

 

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

TUÇE YASAK‘s (Creator, Director, Light Installation) creative journey is shaped by her understanding of light as a form of existence, resilience and expression, as she transforms from a lighting designer for dance, theater and performance with a decade of experience, to an artist working with light in installation form, through solo work and collaborations with others. Yasak’s trajectory is defined by her education in industrial design, professional experience as a design journalist, a deep love and interest in movement and space, her ongoing immigrant experience and questioning of home as a moving target, her fear of darkness, her curiosity for the unknown, and her devotional love for and unconditional belonging to light. After 10 years of collaborative work, in this moment Yasak’s calling is to initiate her own work with light and material in the form of installations in public space and light journals (photography and short film). Her practice with light and dark is a reflection of her inner and outer conversations and negotiations regarding self and the world. This practice is at times deeply ritualistic and contemplative, focusing on day and night, documenting our authentic and pure connection to self, light, dark and universe through installation, photography and film. At other times, it is a pro-active practice in conversation with light to make space, architecture, objects, statements and talk about justice/injustice, gender inequality, poverty and gentrification, racial and ethnical violence, forced relocation and assimilation with the active intention of bringing light to the darkness of humanity and the world.

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Designed to create more equitable and power-sharing curatorial practices, Ars Nova’s new Vision Residency invites seven artist-curators to create, develop and present their own work and work by artists they are inspired by or wish to amplify. Light Journals is curated by Vision Resident raja feather kelly. Learn more about raja and his vision HERE. 

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