A new solo exhibition by İnci Eviner featuring her latest video “Nursing Modern Fall” will be opening at Galeri Nev İstanbul on 6th of December. The video was commissioned by Marseille-Provence 2013, Capitale Européenne de la Culture 2013 and premiered in the exhibition “Ici, Ailleurs” organized in the context of this event. “Nursing Modern Fall” will be on view until 4th of January 2014.
As modern architecture shaped our lives and our consciousness, it developed a universal model rejecting cultural differences. Comprehension of space imposed by this model incorporates particular systems of belief, perception, knowledge and history writing. This comprehension was never immune from presumptions and doubt. Especially after the World War II, the ideology built around this comprehension gained visibility in the design techniques of futuristic, shelter and camouflage architecture.
In Nursing Modern Fall, Eviner transforms the fractured space into a working stage on which several historical encounters are continuously performed. On this stage as the Pratt&Whitney Aircraft Engine Factory (built by Albert Kahn & Associates in 1941) fuse with interior drawings of Andrea Palladio, a particular zone in the space is transformed into an underground tunnel sheltering imaginary creatures-probably refugees. These uncanny encounters are applied to numerous examples; a space -creating, reproducing and negating itself- is construed on this stage through paradigmatic shifts. In this setting nurses strive for healing this modern destruction in an absurd way.
Nursing Modern Fall is realized through a multilayered research, drawing and video compositing process; Eviner translates the language of architectural plan drawing into her personal visual language with the help of tracing paper. She transfers this complex language of drawing into a three-dimensional space using 3D modeling technologies and creates a new life in this setting. The figures in this setting struggle a great deal to dwell in this whimsical environment. These hurried figures running hither and yon precisely reveal the tension between human and citizen Giorgio Agamben mentions.
This environment created by intersecting different point of views in order the architectural design process to render the unexpected possible, forces modernism to throw out its losses and repressions. This fractured, eclectic and floating space and this parallax reality created through horizontal, vertical and cross operations with an obscure vantage point accommodate a critical capacity revealing these antagonisms, lost their edges in contemporary global optimism, into a possibility of being visible.