TRITON

Triton, 2018
Boat Wrecks, 4,5 × 632 cm

*Triton is a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the sea. His special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves.
*Triton is a border security operation conducted by Frontex, the European Union’s border security agency (after search and rescue operation; Operation Mare Nostrum).

The project Triton rewrites some lines of the book Ovid’s Metamorphoses with the pieces belonging to a refugee boat, which the artists’ found on the shore of Dikili in 2015.

The billows rise, while the Union lifts the mace
On Our Sea, and furrows its smooth face.
Already Triton, at his call, appears
Above the waves; a tyrant robe he wears.
The sovereign bids him protectionist sounds inspire,
And give the waves the signal to rise higher.

Installation shots:©YKY, Istanbul

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