Derya Erdem "Blind spot"


"Dream abandonded"





Performed on the inconspicuous and abandoned places mostly forgotten or lost between reconstructed areas, this installation work is a direct respond to my surrounding environment through immediate everyday experiences. So much of our private world and emotions are expressed through the eyes. It has been said that eyes are the windows to the soul. When you cover that "window", others can not get too intimate by knowing your true self...your soul. Reflecting the emotional dimensions of personal memories and cultural myths, driven by my understanding of the female conditions and the manifestation of injustice in patriarchy, the issues of woman's social and sexual conditioning have all formed the foundation of "Blind Spot".