“Stroke” is an installation consisting of large linear actuator motors, each equipped with a different object, namely a cleaning brush, a plunger, a window squeegee and a garden rake, attached to its tip.
“Machine that Whips the Wall” is a machine equipped with a whip that continually hits different spots on the gallery wall.
“Machine that Tickles the Wall” is a small mechanical arm with a feather attached to its tip which points to a wall edge in the gallery. The arm is programmed to imitate various types of tickling movements in a loop.
“13532 Clicks” was an installation/machine performance in a dark room with a computer, projector, Internet connection and custom software. The custom software running on the computer continually tried to open a series of blocked websites in Turkey, in alphabetical order, within a loop whose duration is several hours. [...]
“3D print embodied by the mouse movements of its own purchasing”, inspired by Robert Morris’ “Box with the Sound of Its Own Making” (1961) as well as by the change of the mode of production since then, is a 3D print whose shape was determined by the artist’s mouse movements on an online 3D printing & shopping website. [...]
“Simple Present” is a collection of 35 clocks exhibited at the Masa Project. Each clock is associated with a clock in a public or commercial space in Istanbul, e.g. clock towers, shopping centers, hospitals, small shops, restaurants, train stations, mosques, etc…
Panemoticon, created in collaboration with John Priestley, is a Firefox add-on that tracks the user’s mouse movements, analyses those data to gauge the user’s mood, and maps that information to create generative music. [...]
“Séance” is a mechanical sound installation that reflects routine human actions such as working, sleeping, eating and walking that people talk about in online conversations such as in Twitter, filtered to be limited to a specific time zone. Throughout the gallery’s floor, ceiling and walls, there are pieces of paper with these basic actions written on [...]
“Faces on Mars” is a collection of 100 digital prints, arranged in a 20×5 grid on a wall. The image on each print is a false positive result of face detection software searching for faces on the surface of Mars. Each detected ‘face’ is enclosed in a square and the rest of the image is presented as it was found on Google Mars, except for the addition of an orange-red color. [...]
“Bites” is a software with a custom audio mixer to adjust the duration and volume of the audio-visual record of the artist biting different food (potato chips, carrot, chocolate, apple, beef jerky, lemon, watermelon, rice krispies – a selection of natural and artificial food products). Each viewer creates an audio-visual composition which is taken over by the next viewer. [...]
“Movie Mirrors” consists of a computer, monitor, a webcam and custom software. The viewer sees his or her mirror image being switched back and forth to characters from movie images surrounded by their scene. The viewer’s face is captured in real time and its location and size is matched to the closest image stored in a database. [...]
“Rtuk” is a Firefox add-on which enables anonymous users to “censor” any text on any web page. Blacked out text is automatically stored in a central server, and a connection is made each time a user enters a page or enables the add-on, so that they see an updated, erased version of the Internet, shaped by all users anonymously. [...]
“Last Time” is an installation piece designed for public spaces, consisting of an analog wall clock with a button underneath. Each time the button is pressed, the arms of the clock rotate to catch up the time that passed from the last time the button was pressed, sets the time and stops until it is pressed again.
“Darwin’s Birthday” is a digital print of screenshots taken from local Google pages from 110 different countries on 12 February 2009 – 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. The multinational corporation chose to display its special anniversary logo in some countries while suppressing it in others, resulting in a collection that recalls different mutations of an organism.
The part of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) dealing with Digital Rights Management (which criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control and also criminalizes production and distribution of technologies, devices or services intended to circumvent measures) is encoded on a frame using a CNC router, the height of each rectangle representing a byte in the law text. The same text is also conceptualized on paper as an ontology map, based on the definitions made in the law as well as on the network of linguistic relationships outside of the text.
“Delegations” is a series of works exhibited in Turkey, Mexico and South Korea. When viewers look at the screen, they see a real-time processed image of their faces. In each country, the processed image was constructed using the combination of statistically extracted face features (‘eigenfaces’) of that country’s members of the parliaments. [...]