Safak Gurboga

The Fall and Winter (Part I)

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May 2023

3

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2023

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May 2023

Gallery 1

The Fall and Winter (Part I)

Safak Gurboga

3

May 2023

3

May

2023

26

May 2023

Gallery 1

In 1971 after an earthquake in Bingöl, Turkey, those who lost their houses were forced to live in government shelters. A friction arose between two neighbouring families. The heightened tension, aided by their opposing ethnicities, escalated to death. One member from each family. This story of retribution, ethnic rivalry and poverty speaks to deeper problems, ongoing in the region. Its implications reach outwards to the present day in Turkey and throughout the world.‘The Night’ reimagines a childhood memory from my mother and the trauma that arose from this event. A silver tray carefully placed against a door became the improvised alarm. An attempt to warn thesleeping family against intruders.‘What Colour Was The Soil That Day?’ are impressions of the land where my parents had fled. In questioning man-made conflicts, I examine the relationship of geological matter, its beauty, harshnessand parallels with our tendency towards human conflict.TW: mentions of death/ cultural trauma

In 1971 after an earthquake in Bingöl, Turkey, those who lost their houses were forced to live in government shelters. A friction arose between two neighbouring families. The heightened tension, aided by their opposing ethnicities, escalated to death. One member from each family. This story of retribution, ethnic rivalry and poverty speaks to deeper problems, ongoing in the region. Its implications reach outwards to the present day in Turkey and throughout the world.‘The Night’ reimagines a childhood memory from my mother and the trauma that arose from this event. A silver tray carefully placed against a door became the improvised alarm. An attempt to warn thesleeping family against intruders.‘What Colour Was The Soil That Day?’ are impressions of the land where my parents had fled. In questioning man-made conflicts, I examine the relationship of geological matter, its beauty, harshnessand parallels with our tendency towards human conflict.TW: mentions of death/ cultural trauma

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Safak Gurboga

In questioning man-made conflicts, Safak Gurboga examines the relationship of geological matter, its beauty, harshnessand parallels with our tendency towards human conflict.