Posts tagged theater.
I have been meaning to write about Ayhan Gunaydin’s “Close Encounters” series for a very long time, now. The reason I couldn’t get around to it was that I tried to find the words that would be able to (even remotely) express how I feel about them.
He published the “encounters” on March 13, 2010. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration if I say that they took my breath away as soon as I saw them. I wasn’t actively practicing my projection art back then, but I guess, it was brewing in my subconscious and the series hit a sensitive spot deep in there.
This series is not just shadows on the street. There is quietening poetry. They flare up the imagination with playful notes and movement. The light source has a direction and turns into a spotlight for the headliner; maybe they are a child’s daydreams. Light, subject, and action transcend original motive; shadows create a life of their own.
I found a convergence the other day. I will post it soon. Meanwhile check out more of Ayhan