Gallery Space+D 2020

The works that question spatial perceptions through nature and urbanization, invite their audience to new discoveries.


Digilogue Space, Zorlu PSM


7 March 2020


Sonar +D Istanbul, with the support of Digilogue, creates an exhibition space for the participants to explore innovation programs based on creative technology with Gallery Space+D.  In the exhibition space, which addresses the issues of time, spatial perceptions, nature and urbanization, the impact of technology on new media art is questioned.   In the area used as a mixed exhibition, there are 8 works presenting the coexistence of technology and art with different techniques, while in the area of AV Installation, Nohlab’s audiovisual montage “In-line” is presented to the audience.

Questioning the limits of the digital public sphere, Furkan Temir draws attention to the theme of augmented reality with his work, “model3-for_sonar.usdz”.   It also reflects on the experience of limitless flexibility in the creation process of the work, where participants get the opportunity to view and share the work over a digital network with the QR code embedded on an aluminium plate.

Ecem Dilan Köse and Ahmet Ünveren, under the name of RE.sole, present the unity of the textures with different scales with their digital installation called ”Fusion”.  Combining organic textures with digital techniques, RE.sole is building a bridge between the two worlds.

Cansu Sönmez, who has been working on dystopia for a long time, is taking part in the Sonar +D exhibition area with her work “İmkansız Oyun (Impossible Game)”, in which she examines her longing for nature, and her other work “Untitled”. With “İmkansız Oyun”, Sönmez talks about the concrete structures that are the results of urbanization through legos that do not fit together, and she talks about the discontinuity that these constructions actually create and the rapid transformation of civilizations. In her kinetic installation “Untitled”, she imagines a stream of water on these concrete structures and constructs the reflections of nature through urban structures.

Beyza Dilem Topdal, who is interested in new media art and critical design, studies the ecosystem of the Bosphorus through the eyes of sea creatures in her work “Polluted Homes”.  With the “cyborg fossils” she has built on a sand dune, Topdal questions today’s ecosystem.

Addressing different branches of architecture, Begüm Aydınoğlu (Pada Labs) and Özge Tunalı, who drew attention with their installation called” Taxon”, worked on 3D printing and they are documenting the formation of this process. The parameters taken into consideration during the algorithmic design process allow participants to enter and experience the work.

Sonar +D Istanbul, with the support of Digilogue, creates an exhibition space for the participants to explore innovation programs based on creative technology with Gallery Space+D.

“Traces of Rhythms”, an interactive installation, is a work based on the pavements of Istanbul, created by Beste Kopuz & Arek Quadrra.  These sidewalks, which form the identity of the neighborhoods, question the basic layers of the city, while also addressing the intense tempo of the city with rhythm.

Ersan Arslan, who continues his mechanical work on the concepts of coincidence and non-repetition, presents the creation of billions of moments by creating a micro-universe with the installation “The Refract Units” with 20 different mirrors moving independently from each other.

Esin Aykanat Avcı examines the interaction of materials with  “Küp Gezegenler (Cube Planets)” which she has created using natural materials such as clay, metal, soil, water, and algae, and discusses the composition of these materials through urbanization.  The artist, who thinks that modern structures exist by changing or deteriorating on these cube planets, assesses the process of fragmentation and deformation of forms created in the name of urbanization within the living areas of materials.

Nohlab provides participants with inter-disciplinary experiences with their audio/visual led installation “In-Line”.   “In-line”, which is inspired by a natural phenomenon, “horizon line”, is notable for its fiction that enables the holistic perception of image and sound.  One of the components of the installation, LED panels, has been built as the main element in the light installation and is being transformed into a light floating in the air.  These light sources in linear flow come together in variable timings and complex forms, creating various possibilities and enabling new models to come to life.  The work, sound designed by Gökalp Kanatsız, builds a bridge between digital reality and physical reality while producing interdisciplinary experiences in art, design and technology, giving the audience a synesthetic perception.