The Void of Tarzan

The Void of Tarzan, 2014

Benjamin Egger

Sinopale 5, “Clusters and Crystals: Observing at Point Zero”
Curator: Dimitrina Sevova

Based on the stories of the Sinopian Tarzan Kemal (1925 – 2004), project The Void of Tarzan explores questions of history-making regarding the various stories about Kemal as a collective knowledge based on personal encounters and the fictitious figure of Tarzan out of the book series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. In the exhibition space we see a sculpture by Tarzan Kemal’s friend Eşref Borş made for Kemal’s heritage and we hear him talking about this sculpture through the headphones. The poem for The Void of Tarzan is woven into the city’s typography and relies in that way on the actual walking ways of Tarzan Kemal in the city and at the same time on the traces he left in the history of Sinop.