Poems From Relaxation Videos
Berkay Tuncay is interested in the visual, acoustic and semantic properties of these videos. Water, deep, sleep, sabotage, forest... He extracts their repetitive words and ideas, their corporate sounds, the recursive language of their ICT vehicles and translates them into visual digital poems – the Poems From Relaxation Videos. They are “captured” like the captcha forms that the artist uses to render the poems. The “Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Human Apart” remind you that you are not a robot. Installed in the space, they surround you with words, forms, sounds that push you to oscillate between reading and viewing mode, between the simplicity of the words and the complex image of a situation in which we live in or tend to leave. Getting Away With It (All Messed Up).
Text by Marie DuPasquier