Voyage of no return

E. Cavusoglu

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

Voyage of No Return features Horsecross’ most ambitious commission to date – a multi-channel video installation, shot at the Scottish port of Oban and inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, as well as Marcel Broodthaers’ film Un Voyage en Mer du Nord. This is the first solo exhibition in the artspace. This exhibition testifies not only to the artist’s uncanny eye for detail but the ‘consummate visual poetry’ which lies at the heart of his work. Pivotal in this installation is the notion of a city and its harbour, which knows just departures. Cavusoglu’s work examines the condition of being adrift and placeless, of bypassing contingent borders and family ties. He comments on the ‘dissonant transitions that lead us beyond the return to places of origin, or the reach of ultimate destinations’. Exhibited at Threshold Artspace, Horsecross, Perth, Scotland, 31 January 2009-3 March 2009 with three other works: Midnight Express (2008), Empire (after Andy Warhol)(2009) and Fog Walking (2007) Exhibited with other works for Artes Mundi Prize 4 (shortlisted artist), Cardiff, October 2009 Exhibited at Ludwig forum for International Art, 7 November 2009-17 January 2010.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventErgin Cavusoglu - Threshold Artspace, Perth, Scotland/Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany
Duration: 31 Jan 200930 Dec 2014

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