The Distance

The Distance (Kuşadası-Samos), 2017

Fine art print on hahnemühle photo rag ultra smooth 305 g/m²
102,2 x 102,2 cm

The work The Distance, which is a squared paper piece in blue colour is made of 922 vertical and 922 horizontal lines, each 92,2 cm long. The total length of the lines demonstrates the distance of the closest point between Kuşadası (Turkey) and Samos Island (Greece).

In the work, the paper has a grid spacing of 1 mm intervals, like those commonly used in graph papers. Therefore, although the lines that create the work demonstrates a specific distance, it also appears as an “empty" piece of paper awaiting to be filled before the viewers.

Besides, the title "the distance" also emphasises "the distance" of the artists' reality to the reality of the "situation" itself, that is, the freedom of travel through the migration routes without having any troubles.

That is to say, the distance, even it is the same distance, is not the same distance when it comes to go through it.

Images ©Işık Kaya

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