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Gülşah Mursaloğlu, "A Collection of Occurrences in Terrestrial Sequences "

A Collection of Occurrences in Terrestrial Sequences

SAHA provides support for Gülşah Mursaloğlu's new project at 3rd Industrial Art Biennial, held on 10 October - 21 November 2020 in Labin. Curated by Branka Benčić, Gerald Matt, and Christian Oxenius, the 3rd Industrial Art Biennial is titled "Ride into the Sun".

In line with her ongoing research on time and materiality, Gülşah Mursaloğlu’s "A Collection of Occurrences in Terrestrial Sequences" brings together two actors of the underground; potato and clay. She investigates the historical shift in potato’s temporality. Owing its success to its longevity once extracted from the soil, potato is now increasingly used to develop bio-degradable plastic. In an installation that will transform over the course of the exhibition potato-based plastic will slowly vanish through its interaction with the steam coming out of the ceramic vessels; heat and water will function as intermediaries between these two terrestrial materials.

About Gülşah Mursaloğlu

Born in 1989 in Istanbul, Gülşah Mursaloğlu received her B.A. degree from the Department of Sociology at Boğaziçi University before completing her graduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In her works, she explores materiality, matter’s agency and human and non-human temporalities. Her installations emerge after an in-depth and extensive research process, and don’t remain stable in form, but instead manifest themselves as dynamic and fluid systems through their ephemeral nature.