“The Reality”

In Turkey, this is a game and the object of the game is to shoot balloons and receive a reward in return. The reward is a pack of cigarettes. 

Colourful balloons represent many things to my freedom, shackles, lightness and illusion but to watch them being shot is painful. They float real balloons on the sea in a row and they use guns to shoot them.  They doing this for self-satisfaction.

This piece is kinetic artwork and has been fitted with 18 motors. The black velvet represents the Black Sea – The beautiful blue sea is converted to a black sea (metaphorically speaking) and each balloon and wave moves independently.

“The Reality” 2014
15 Motors, polyester, velvet and wood