construction has been developed in 3 sections for
a long term project. The first two sections - performed
as photo projects- included the city center concentrated
on the visual typology of the state of endless construction
of the various places of the country.
Within this framework, the pavements have been chosen
as a starting point and the mandatory social and spatial
organizations in the surroundings of pavement construction
are pointed out.
The fact that a public place in the city center "Guven
Park" had been transformed into a kind of pavilion
as an area of exhibition, seperated by police bands
constituted one to one visual relationship with the
bands of the construction situation.
"Societé du Spectacle" is under construction!
Within the context of Under Construction #2, with
the result of the panoramic photo works concerning
the landscape / cityscape issue, it became technically
obvious that the urban scene could not constitute
a unity like the rural scene. The broken structure
of the organization of time within the city, based
on no-project special for the country, was studied
concentrating on Güven Park and on the stone
pavements as an extention of the first project. Different
from the first project, ancient Anatolian Civilizations
present the best examples of stone masonary, had been
suggested as a tranforming craft. The necessary tools
were presented to the "audience" within
the content of the work, in front of the photographs.
The visual relationships between the important architectural
examples in Ankara and the city texture; the tensions,
the breaks were displayed using photographs. Within
this context, four buildings were determined and photographed
from a fixed distance. The prints were 40x50cm, black
and white and presented in 50x70cm frames. The performance
consisted of four people (3 workmen and I) waiting
in a defined area, in the working hour for a day.
The basic concern in such a work is that the construction
condition in the country lead to a continous expectation.
Hysteria: should be destroyed and once more... "Newness"
(yenidenlik) is a vicious circle with no way out.
Constructing the "new" when everything is
new. However, anything new in country is worn out
the same time it is constructed. The constructions
that were built not to be deconstructed has covered
all of the country. The city looks old. For the construction
of new buildings the workmen are waiting, the architects
are waiting, the engineers are waiting. All of us,
with our institutions and organizations are at the
service of The Turkish Construction Sector.