| Exhibition at the School
of Creative Arts, Department of Art and Design
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Baysan Yüksel (Turkey) - artists' books
6th July - 31st August 2009
Tower block foyer
An exhibition to accompany Traditional and emerging formats of artists' books: Where do we go from here?
A two-day conference at the School of Creative Arts, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Thursday 9th and Friday 10th July 2009
I was born in 1984 and since then, I always wanted to make my own books. But in 2006 I started to make artists' books as part of my art. I use drawing, painting, collage, typography and sometimes sewing while I am making my books. Mostly my books change with my moods and it can take just one day, or sometimes even a year to finish one book. My books are derived from the post-modern chaos we live in and the human subject adjusting or misadjusting to it. Time-to-time the subject becomes me and I reflect myself, and the ways of representing the self in my books.
Baska Simdi Yok Project: The project was based upon filling a book with the people present in the room - only on one night and by using materials from the room we were in. Each person had only 90 seconds to fill a page and then he/she should pass the book on to the next person. The main rules were these and another rule, that we would do this project only once - that's why it is called Baska Simdi Yok meaning there is no other now.
Collaborators were Ozgur Erman, Didem Cabukel, Caglar Biyikoglu, Akin Biyikoglu, Ufuk Atan and Baysan Yüksel.
Books exhibited :
Robot - Altered Book, 2006, 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm, 28 pages
Chewing Gum - Hand Made Book, 2008, 20cm x 20 cm, 20 pages
Body Swap - Altered Book, 2009, 12 cm x 12 cm, 14 pages
Becoming Normal - Hand Made Book, 2009, 15cm x 21 cm, 14 pages
Above - Altered Book, 2009, 20,5 cm x 20 cm, 12 pages
Time Zone - Altered Book, 2009, 20.5 cm x 20 cm, 10 pages
Modern and Post Paranoid - Altered Book, 2009, 17 cm x 24 cm, 24 pages
Respiration - Hand Made Book, 2009, 25 cm x 25 cm, 12 pages
Poison - Altered Book, 2009, 8.5 cm x 12 cm, 10 pages
Baska Simdi Yok Project Book - 2008, 14.5 cm x 21 cm