Alina Derya Yakaboylu

Graphicdesign, Artdirection, Designresearch

Tender Territory and Micro Reality

Catalogdesign for Hara Shin:

Tender Territory and Micro Reality, 2022

version 1_single-channel video installation, 4K, color, sound, 40’25”
version 2_text, image, AI-generated Image, AR(4 videos, loop), and video(single-channel video, 4K, color, sound, 40’25”) on the web

Tender Territory and Micro Reality discusses materials and phenomena that occur on an ever-transitional land that continuously switches between the realms of virtual and real. The fictional characters in this work (The Wanderer, The Woven, The Melted, The Nameless, and The Taxidermized) reveal both the individual's and group's value systems amidst habitat loss, migration, and confrontation, not to mention the appropriation of customs, and the hierarchical relationship between nature and humans. They trace their past with symbols found around themselves, while predicting their forthcoming symbiosis that is to take place wherever they will be left to survive. The precarious beings, caught in between realms of the living and the vanishing, float in space as an organism, matter, natural phenomenon, body organ, language, network system, and artificial device, and contemplate their likelihood of habitability.

As part of the collective cataloge for Goldrausch Künstlerinnen Projekt

Text by Amelie Klein
Image editing: Eberle & Eisfeld
Production management: Red Cape Production

Group exhibition „Goldrausch 2023 — on the edge of“
galerie weisser elefant, Berlin

©Alina Derya Yakaboylu