show

show, 2004   

1 monitor, 2 speakers, 1 projector, 1 beamer, 1 slide projector, 1 DVD player, 1 video player

Electronic equipment used for display such as monitors, loudspeakers, projectors ect. exhibited without displaying material.

Installation view; W12 Studio Ayşe Erkmen, Städelschule, Frankfurt
photos: Günyol & Kunt

Untitled

Untitled, 2004
drawing, each; 21 × 29,7 cm
Artist Book; 56 pages
, 30,3 × 21,7 × 1,5 cm

In the conception of his works, Mustafa Kunt also calls pictures into question, focusing on everyday habits of perception, often working with the appropriation or distortion of mass-media depictions.
The point of departure for his works “Untitled (Dial M for Murder)” (2005), and “Untitled” (2004) are feature films, namely, movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock – icons of West European filmic art
which Mustafa Kunt circumscribes. The artist makes himself the
protagonist by weaving his person and autobiographical elements of his life into the plot of the original. In doing so, he transforms film
history into his own history, writes himself, as it were, into European cultural history and claims a place in it. At the same time, these works allude to the idea that the construction of fantasy worlds, dreaming, and playing with fiction and reality are a significant part of identity
formation.

Barbara Heinrich, Turkish Delight, Exhibition Catalogue, 2007

Installation view; Städtische Galerie Nordhorn
photo: Helmut Claus, Köln

eee

eee, 2004
Inkjet print on A4 paper

In the work eee we see three A4 papers showing the letter e in three different compositions. What we don’t see is that in the background it is the same text translated into three languages: English, Turkish and German.

flow

flow, 2004
cable, dimensions variable

The cables of the electrical equipment in the kitchen next to the exhibition space connect to the sockets in the exhibition space and the cables of the electrical equipment used for the exhibition (video, T.V., etc.) connect to the sockets in the kitchen.

Thus, the appliances in the kitchen become a part of the exhibition, while the appliances that display the artworks becomes part of the kitchen.

Installation view; Raumpool, Frankfurt

354512 cm²

354512 cm², 2003

performance-drawing
permanent marker, dimensions variable

Made just before the reconstruction of the former Customs building of Frankfurt the work is an outcome of almost everyday continuous work over three months. While the space and its constituents are measured and the distances between each point of the room are calculated, the proportions between the points by documenting all the numbers that represent each centimeter in between are shown. Consequently, the space is totally covered with measures and numbers.

Installation view; former Customs building, Frankfurt
photos: Günyol & Kunt

Red Line

Red Line, 2003

installation
packages, dimensions variable

Red Line forms a long red line by combining the red lines used by different brands in a similar way in their packaging designs.

Installation view; Hafen 2, Offenbach
photos: Günyol & Kunt