Altered Space

Altered Space, 2017

Volkan Kızıltunç

Sinopale 6, “Transposition
curator:  T. Melih Görgün 

During the course of millions of years the surface of our planet has changed thanks to the power of the Earth itself with volcanoes, earthquakes and meteors. And for centuries long, the civilisation of mankind started to race with the earth and change the topography of the earth using architecture, engineering and technology.

The photographs in this series reminiscent of the meteorite craters on the surface of Mars consist of the first part of the project “Altered Space” by Volkan Kızıltunç. 4 volcano craters located within the current city boundaries of Konya, Manisa and Karaman as a natural part of Anatolian geography and history are recreated digitally using drones and photogrammetric technology. These photographs displayed in the exhibition shot above the digitally created topographic spaces question the relationship between the concept of practical scenery photography and reality as true representations of the earth. But at the same time they remind us that we live on a planet as geological phenomenons standing in their locations for millions of years thus aiming to force us to think on the concept of relative time.

4 photographs printed in 70 x 100 cm, 2 pieces of volcanic lava stone