The Wondrous Deposits of Unfinished Threads

The Wondrous Deposits of Unfinished Threads

project curated by:

Işın Önol & Livia Alexander

artists:

Eşref Yıldırım, Prison for Minor Offenses – 2014, Jonanna Reiner & Johannes Hoffman, Eintagsmuseum2011, Ashley Hunt, I Have a Dream of a Different Army2012, Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir, The Guiding Light-2012

Every single artwork produced for Sinopale holds within it a memory of the city and traces of the research and making processes that brought it about. Information collected by artists often materializes in a semi-abstract language of the art object; other, while not used, still becomes an integral part of collective knowledge-making.

Curators invite the artists to reflect on their past works, while revisiting their past raw sources as archival footage. We want to ask how we can access this concrete yet dispersed archive produced through this artistic process and contains valuable knowledge about Sinop and its people. How can we build on it, make it accessible and meaningful? Once information is gathered, collected, reflected upon, we can begin to identify trends, directions, thresholds that can empower collective action.