Art Talks: Kerem Ozan Bayraktar & Ulya Soley

Bilsart is hosting Kerem Ozan Bayraktar’s solo exhibition entitled ‘Phases of Nix’ between 31st January – 13th February.

‘Phases of Nix’ is an animation that is created with the inspiration from the chaotic rotations of the dwarf planet Pluto’s satellite Nix, around its axis. The video in the exhibition is accompanied by a “Nictian Calendar”, a calendar that is similar to the ones that show the phases of the Earth’s Moon but is an unfunctional one due to Nix’s chaotic rotations. The shape of the moon in the video was designed with the use of Nix’s two photographs and the movement resembling an unstable pendulum was generated with the computer scripts containing randomness. The work deals with chaotic systems together with our traditional understanding of time that is based on continuous cycles and a balance in nature. On a surface, from where the sun rises is technically unknown, what other patterns can we use to record time?  


Kerem Ozan Bayraktar (1984) lives and works in Istanbul. He mainly uses animations, 3d computer visualizations, scale models and texts, and carries out researches and works focusing on change, mutation, diversity and copying. He reproduces and depicts the boundaries, loops and interactions of artificial and natural systems in a wide research area ranging from planet morphologies to urban plants. He has completed his masters and doctorate degree in arts at Marmara University Fine Arts Institute. Some of his most recent solo shows include: “Chance and Neccesity” (2018, Sanatorium, Istanbul); ) et cetera, (2015, PGArt, Istanbul); “Small Perceptions” (2015, Şekerbank Açık Ekran). Some of his recent group shows: “Colony”, (2017 Abud Efendi Mansion, Istanbul, Schwules Museum, Berlin); “Deep, Darkness and Splendor” (2017, Galerist, Istanbul); “Habitat” (2016, Istanbul Modern); 2015 (VIVO, KASA Gallery, Istanbul). The artist is represented by Sanatorium.