In this part of “Sinopale’s Relational Atlas” series, Raluca Popa will present a map of drawings that she produced inspired by her earlier work “Synopia rhymes with Diplopia rhymes with Myopia” she made for Sinopale 6.
Untitled map (Eyepiece), 2022
Digital color print, Falk folding
For the past few weeks, I’ve been busy tracing the view out of my studio window, in the direction of where Sinop is located. I tried to look as far away as possible with the help of a pair of binoculars. I compiled these observations in a collage of drawings, which later took the form of a map. The configuration formed by the binoculars, the drawings and the map reminds me of the uneasiness and strain aroused by looking and representation, and of the deceiving charm of memory.
I will unfold “Untitled map” as part of Sinopale’s Relational Atlas.
You can view the artwork Raluca Popa produced in Sinopale 6 titled “Synopia rhymes with Diplopia rhymes with Myopia” in our archive. Click for “Synopia rhymes with Diplopia rhymes with Myopia, 2017”.
This project will look at Sinopale as a site of relational encounters through each edition of the biennial and explore what kind of previously non-existing or invisible links between Sinop and other places occurred through the artworks produced and exhibited in Sinop. By being situated in a specific place, a biennial raises the question of what it means for artists, artworks, and audiences to be at that specific place at that specific time, when it is no longer possible to think of places and times as disparate entities in a global world.