lIn collaboration with salah Kayyal & Anas Benomran
ِHere is not here, Light installation - Exhibition of EMU Faculty of Architecture - Famagusta- Cyprus, 2019
An art installation delivering the feeling of home for the refugees in their new life in the camp .. interviewing some people from the exhibition in this short movie.
REFUGEES AND FORCED IMMIGRATION REFUGEES SETTLEMENTS AND CAMPS
A sketch of a house -a frame with a door- . An empty suitcase was located in the middle , and a lot of empty picture frames floating all over the space representing the memories that have been lost and drawing the feeling of risk.
The only thing left for them that means home is that suitcase, it is what they took from their house .. it is the memories, it is the things that they were able to carry with them while they were running away
The exhibition was supported by a lot of paintings that reflect the pain inside those who were forced out of their houses with a video showing how hard it is to run away from your beloved home.
With big thanks to the Dean Prof. Dr. ÖZGÜR DİNÇYÜREK and the Vice-Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. NEVTER ZAFER CÖMERT for their valuable support.
People said about this project :
- "Art speaks where words are unable to explain ..."
- "Where architects feel the pain of refugees ..."
-" This artistic intervention expresses how people are forced to leave their homes and memories behind, searching for a safe place (the light). The LED lights that were spread around haphazardly create a movement and serve as a representation of the tedious journey. The white illuminated space represents the frame of the refugee camp, the "safe place" and the black rectangular frames represents, memories of the past that have faded away".
-"I was awed by the creativity behind this piece and the usage of art to talk about a pressing issue. With that, I just want to leave a small note behind..."Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence."-Osho ".