Balkon

Balkon, 2008

Kupfer, Messing, Eisen, Holz, Kiesel /
Copper, brass, iron, wood, pebble
570 × 503 × 230 cm
Digitalvideo, 15:26 Minuten loop/
Digital video, 15:26 min. loop

This work is planned for the Jürgen Ponto Prize exhibition, which took place at the Museum of Moderne Kunts-Zollamt in Frankfurt.

With the Balkon work, the speech balcony at the facade of the building of Faculty of Language and History of Ankara University, in Ankara, (Bruno Taut 1936-38) is replicated (1/1) and shown together with the video of the speech balcony of the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt (Hans Hollein 1987-1991).

While the speech balcony of the Ankara University building is located at the exterior and faces to the area where ceremonies are made, museums’ balcony is located in the interior and faces to the big hall where opening speeches are made. Although both of the balconies have never been used except the opening ceremonies of the buildings, the meaning that they imply and the possibility of being used remains.


balkon from Özlem Gunyol on Vimeo.


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