Untitled (Series), 2010
fine art print mounted on alu-dibond, mat diaplex
Gold Golden Pheasant, 65×90 cm; Leap Frog, 19×29 cm; Seahawk, 19.5×24.5 cm; Albatross, 19.5×24.5 cm; Epervier, 19.5×24.5 cm; Silver Tiger Hound, 40×49.7 cm; Diamond, 25×25 cm; Safran, 25×25 cm; Reindeer, 19.5×24.5 cm; Mongoose, 19.5×24.5 cm; Megaphone, 25×45 cm; Steel Tiger, 19.5×34 cm; Chromite Jacana, 70×100 cm; Buzzard, 33×47 cm; Desert Fox, 33×47 cm; Carnation, 33×47 cm; Condor, 19×29 cm
The work consists of names of different kinds of military operations from the last sixty years, from all over the world including secret service, military equipment shipping, and shooting war operations. In their investigation on the names of the military operations, the artists encountered the names of special kinds of animals living in the operation area, animals like the buzzard and tiger, which have been used to symbolize power throughout history. Names of some valuable mines again symbolizing power like gold or diamond also came up. All the related images are shown with a black background. In this way, they were taken out of time and space to create the illusion of silence and death.
Installation view; Gallery Heike Strelow, Frankfurt
photos: Günyol & Kunt