Deniz Sözen

FAMILY SET-UP

Family Set-Up 2006-2007

Three-dimensional cardboard-objects, mixed-media (oil, acrylic, photographs, textiles, cardboard), various dimensions

 

EXHIBITED: Platform Junge Kunst, gallery Baeckerstrasse4, Vienna

 

Public Collection of the Artothek of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Art and Culture

For this series of objects, photographs of the artist’s family album have been distorted, reworked and transformed into collages and mini-stages.

 

The artist’s personal archive was also used for the experimental video Odaliske auf Tuchfühlung- eine Schleierfahndung 

English title: Unveiling Odalsque 

 

This video explores the attributes of various cultures by comparing the headscarf- wearing-habits of the artist’s two grandmothers.  One of Turkish origin, the other of German origin and the use of the veil by other family members.