A concise and poetic meditation on materiality and consciousness by Turkish artist and writer Deniz Gül.
What is the gaze of philosophy? How do we see through it? There is life between us (+transparency) is a weave of 40 essays in dialogue with theoretical approaches to the scientific, ecological and artistic implications of transparency as an overarching concept.
In 40 fragments, spanning from the Feldenkrais method to Bergsonian thought and many others, Deniz Gül explores the concept of transparency by deconstructing the Eurocentric male dominant gaze.
The only way out is to land. To the surface. To the skin of the earth (+terresterial). How? Through introspection. Through Latour's oligopticon, Calvino's Carruga, Feldenkrais' self-image, Deleuze's difference, Agamben's identity without person, Martin's flaws, Nauman's bounces, Sıtkı Baba's düş oluş (becoming a dream)... With Rumi's whirl, Arachne's web, Deligny's wandering lines, Michaux's fractals...
Deniz Gül (born 1982 in Izmir) is a Turkish
contemporary artist. She is renowned for her practice as a conceptual sculptor
and a writer, excavating and navigating the surfaces of language and the landscape of human thinking. Gül's oeuvre is about language
. Her novel-like exhibitions feature installations and sculptures speaking of structure, composition, form, consequence.
Gül's oeuvre is about language
. She is featured in institutional exhibitions like the Istanbul Biennial, the Sharjah Biennial as well she has shown at key galleries and museums, Arter, Framer Framed and Badischer Kunstverein.