Fresh Like the First Day

Fresh Like the First Day, 2011

53 books; each with 48 pages, 20 × 30 cm; Pedestal, 85 × 366 × 62,5 cm;
8 stools, each 35 × 35 × 42,5 cm

The Constitution of Republic of Turkey (1982 Constitution) made by military junta after the military coup in 12 September 1980. On 12 September 2010 (30 years after the military coup) a referendum on a number of changes to the 1982 Constitution was held in Turkey. The result was YES to the changes with 58% in favour and 42% against.

For the work Fresh Like the First Day each letter, number and punctuation mark that creates Turkish Republic Constitution has been separated from each other without changing their positions in the text and translated into 53 books. In this way, the constitution is decreased to the basic elements of writing.

Fresh Like the First Day makes a reference to the elementary school years, when we first met with letters, numbers and punctuation marks and opens the constitution to possible fictional scenarios.

Photo: ©Between Bridges, Berlin

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