Wednesday, March 19, 2008

panoptikon in dubai

Bidoun Projects presents:

Emre Hüner
2005, dvd projection, 11'18"

House 56, Bastakiya, March 15-31, 2008

Bidoun Projects presents a seminal film by Istanbul-based artist Emre Hüner,comprised of exquisitely drawn and animated landscapes that form fantastical future-retro worlds.
"Panoptikon has been produced by reuniting in a digital environment an archive formed of objects, plants and architectural components I drew on paper independently from one another, and animating this archive by using two-dimensional animation techniques." EH
Emre Hüner was born in 1977 in Istanbul, where he currently lives and works. Working in drawing, video and installation, he explores themes around hypertechnological industrial developments; man's relationship to nature and architecture; and the concept of risk in society. He draws on an archive of images collected from the internet, found photos and books.
Recent exhibitions include the 10th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Hou Hanru, and 'Fairytale', at TICA, the Tirana Contemporary Art Institute (2007).
Hüner's artist's book Bent 003 was published by BAS, Istanbul, in 2007. He also took part in the exhibitions 'Video Invitational #2' (2006) at Via Farini and 'Con Altri Occhi' (2005) at the Palazzo della Ragione, both held in Milan.

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