MAVI MELEK   / Blue Angel  //   2016

The starting inspiration came from “Der blaue Engel“, 1930 (The Blue Angel), Marlene Dietrich’s first film. Dietrich is one of the most famous feminine icons of the 1930s silver screen cinema, she is the embodiment of glamour, yet continues to exude mystery and define strength in femininity well into present day. Blue is the prominent color-element in my work, due to it’s presence in my personal memory and narrative, The blue thread that connects all of my artworks, is a journey through the image, which recounts the different stories of women joined in collective memory.

The social, political and cultural legacy of our various iconic feminine experiences inspire our generation and inform representations which remain inexorably tied to our various individual and collective memories. Here, the women embodying these experiences are the Blue Angels.

MAVI MELEK   //   2016
MAVI MELEK // 2016

@Erratum Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Event as part of the Month of Photography OFF Berlin.

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Tête à Tête      //     2016
Tête à Tête // 2016

Photography, photographic archive, 500 x 170 cm, digital print on shower curtains. [MArchives Collection]

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Tête à Tête      //     2016
Tête à Tête // 2016

Photography, photographic archive, 500 x 170 cm, digital print on shower curtains. [MArchives Collection]

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Tête à Tête      //     2016
Tête à Tête // 2016

Photography, photographic archive, 500 x 170 cm, digital print on shower curtains. [MArchives Collection]

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Tête à Tête      //     2016
Tête à Tête // 2016

Photography, photographic archive, 500 x 170 cm, digital print on shower curtains. [MArchives Collection]

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Mavi Melek     //    2016
Mavi Melek // 2016

photography, digital fine art print, 140 x 110 cm.

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Mavi Melek     //    2016
Mavi Melek // 2016

photography, digital fine art print, 140 x 110 cm.

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Capture     //     2016
Capture // 2016

10 photographs, 29 x 18 cm each, Rhodoïd print.

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Capture     //     2016
Capture // 2016

10 photographs, 29 x 18 cm each, Rhodoïd print.

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Capture     //     2016
Capture // 2016

10 photographs, 29 x 18 cm each, Rhodoïd print.18 cm each. rodoide print.

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MAVI MELEK II      //     2016
MAVI MELEK II // 2016

video, 2:18 min, projection on a book. Casa de Velazquez, Madrid, Spain.

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MAVI MELEK II      //     2016
MAVI MELEK II // 2016

video, 2:18 min, projection on a book. Casa de Velazquez, Madrid, Spain.

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Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel
Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel

// The blue Angels of Constantinople // 2016 7 resins, 22 x 10 x 6 cm each. 7 turquoise plexiglas columns, various sizes, light system. Photographic archives [MArchives Collection]

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Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel
Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel

// The blue Angels of Constantinople // 2016 7 resins, 22 x 10 x 6 cm each. 7 turquoise plexiglas columns, various sizes, light system. Photographic archives [MArchives Collection]

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Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel
Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel

// The blue Angels of Constantinople // 2016 7 resins, 22 x 10 x 6 cm each. 7 turquoise plexiglas columns, various sizes, light system. Photographic archives [MArchives Collection]

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Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel
Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel

// The blue Angels of Constantinople // 2016 7 resins, 22 x 10 x 6 cm each. 7 turquoise plexiglas columns, various sizes, light system. Photographic archives [MArchives Collection]

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Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel
Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel

// The blue Angels of Constantinople // 2016 7 resins, 22 x 10 x 6 cm each. 7 turquoise plexiglas columns, various sizes, light system. Photographic archives [MArchives Collection]

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Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel
Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel

// The blue Angels of Constantinople // 2016 7 resins, 22 x 10 x 6 cm each. 7 turquoise plexiglas columns, various sizes, light system. Photographic archives [MArchives Collection]

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Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel
Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel

// The blue Angels of Constantinople // 2016 7 resins, 22 x 10 x 6 cm each. 7 turquoise plexiglas columns, various sizes, light system. Photographic archives [MArchives Collection]

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Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel
Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel

// The blue Angels of Constantinople // 2016 7 resins, 22 x 10 x 6 cm each. 7 turquoise plexiglas columns, various sizes, light system. Photographic archives [MArchives Collection]

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Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel
Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel

// The blue Angels of Constantinople // 2016 7 resins, 22 x 10 x 6 cm each. 7 turquoise plexiglas columns, various sizes, light system. Photographic archives [MArchives Collection]

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Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel
Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel

// The blue Angels of Constantinople // 2016 7 resins, 22 x 10 x 6 cm each. 7 turquoise plexiglas columns, various sizes, light system. Photographic archives [MArchives Collection]

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Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel
Die Blauen Engel von Konstantinopel

// The blue Angels of Constantinople // 2016 7 resins, 22 x 10 x 6 cm each. 7 turquoise plexiglas columns, various sizes, light system. Photographic archives [MArchives Collection]

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