Makber, 2008

mixed media installation with mural painting, app. 4,5 x 4m, sound and light
shown at “Perché Realizzare Un`Opera Quando È Così Bello Sognarla Soltanto?”, Gent (B), November 2008


Makber is a mural painting where the pattern of a tree`s shadow is sprayed on a wall that was painted with fluorescent
paint. After the painting is charged by a light source, the lights turn off and the image of a shadow appears on the wall.
And when the fluorescent paint gets weaker the image
gradually darkens.

The work deals with the transformation of the known architectural space: the shadow appears without
a light source and without the actual tree being there, that would cast the shadow. The walls turn into
a sort of projection themselves, when all of a sudden the lights turn off and an image appears,
that`s gradually changing. The architectural space has turned into a camera obscura.



makber 2008, Elif Saglam




makber (death), 2008





installation view from the exhibition “Perché Realizzare Un`Opera Quando È Così Bello Sognarla Soltanto?”, Gent (B), November 2008