Media Art Category Finalist Showcase

Abstract Violence

Caner Cihad (Turkey)

Abstract Violence questions the impossibility of representing violence. The project uses real footages that were shot by the artist in Syria during the recent war. 3D scanned-rendered objects of what is collected from ruined houses emphasise how these events become virtual and make us insensitive. Two- channel video projection and transparent sculptures under the screen would produce different realities.

9 – 29/3 | 12nn – 8pm | Pao Galleries | Free Admission | Exhibition opening and Media Art Category Awards Presentation at 6:30pm on 9/3

Artist’s Statement

Caner mostly works with photography, video CGI and sculpture. His recent works focus on the ecology related to immigration, cultural identity, reality- counterfeits. Caner creates a visual by forging the borders of photography and video for a personal interpretation of how humanity can view its changing world amid its ever-evolving environment.