Free Solo (2019-2022)
Performance / Installation
118 pieces; acrylic paint on polyurethane, magnesium powder, plywood

Free Solo is a climbing wall project for which the duo creates replicas of the accessible parts of numerous statues and monuments in Frankfurt, Istanbul, and Çanakkale. According to the artists, while monuments bring people together in celebrations and/or protests, many people also tend to climb them during these gatherings, and this desire – the desire to rise beyond physical existence by benefiting from the power of the monument at that time and place – constitutes the starting point of the artwork. (from the press release of Upfalling Ones exhibition)

Installation view; Upfalling Ones exhibition opened on 20.3.2024 at Dirimart, Istanbul

Photos: Nazlı Erdemirel