Stroke

Year
2014
Medium
linear actuators, cleaning brush, plunger, window squeegee, garden rake, custom electronics

“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.

Stroke

Machine that Whips the Wall

Year
2013
Medium
Custom made machine, whip

“Machine that Whips the Wall” is a machine equipped with a whip that continually hits different spots on the gallery wall.

Machine that Whips the Wall

Machine that Tickles the Wall

Year
2013
Medium
Feather, mechanical arm, electronic circuits

“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.

Machine that Tickles the Wall

13532 Clicks

Year
2013
Medium
Computer with custom software, projector, Internet connection; all placed in a locked room with glass doors

“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. [...]

13532 Clicks

3D Print Embodied by the Mouse Movements of its Own Purchasing

Year
2013
Medium
3D print - polyamide filled with aluminum dust

“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. [...]

3D Print Embodied by the Mouse Movements of its Own Purchasing

Simple Present

Year
2013
Medium
Clock mechanisms, digital print

“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…

Simple Present

Panemoticon

Year
2012
Medium
Web-based (Firefox add-on)

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. [...]

Panemoticon

Séance

Year
2011
Medium
Solenoids, custom hardware and software, Internet connection

“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 [...]

Séance

Faces on Mars

Year
2010
Medium
Digital prints

“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. [...]

Faces on Mars

Bites

Year
2010
Medium
Custom audio mixer, headphones, computer, monitor and custom software

“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. [...]

Bites

Movie Mirrors

Year
2009-2010
Medium
Computer, webcam, custom software

“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. [...]

Movie Mirrors

Rtuk

Year
2009
Medium
Web-based (Firefox add-on)

“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. [...]

Rtuk

Last Time

Year
2009
Medium
Analog wall clock, pushbutton, microcontroller

“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.

Last Time

Darwin’s Birthday

Year
2009
Medium
Digital print

“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.

Darwin’s Birthday

DMCA Encoded and Decoded

Year
2009
Medium
CNC-cut wooden frame, spray paint, digital print

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.

DMCA Encoded and Decoded

Delegations

Year
2007-2008
Medium
Computer, webcam, custom software

“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. [...]

Delegations
Stroke
Machine that Whips the Wall
Machine that Tickles the Wall
13532 Clicks
3D Print Embodied by the Mouse Movements of its Own Purchasing
Simple Present
Panemoticon
Séance
Faces on Mars
Bites
Movie Mirrors
Rtuk
Last Time
Darwin’s Birthday
DMCA Encoded and Decoded
Delegations