I am the dog that was always here (loop)
The video set in the outskirts of Istanbul, focuses on moments of transition and marginalised experiences of time, seen through the lens of a street dog. Having been moved by the authorities to peripheral pockets outside the expanding city, the dogs are continuously moving along lines of gentrification and corporate city making. Through looping and repetition, the video relates this process to an experience of time: exploring the present as a complex gap between past and future, one in which an increasing process of erasure, also removes other registers of being and seeing.
Video, 7 min loop, 2013. Commission for KIOSK, Gent and 13th Istanbul Biennial, Mom, am I a Barbarian?