left to right:
convolute F107 (Istanbul), TOMIKO Archive,
each 20 x 24 cm,pencil on paper, since 2018, ongoing
convolute F100 (Istanbul), TOMIKO Archive,
each 20 x 24 cm, ink on paper (2015 and 2017/18)
convolute F20, TOMIKO Archive,
each 20 x 24 cm, pencil on paper (2010)
convolute F71, TOMIKO Archive,
each 20 x 24 cm, pencil on paper (2016–2018)
The 5-Minute Drawings accompany my work on the TOMIKO Archive since many years. For each first observation and its connected drawing I am given exactly five minutes.
I see this series/method as a way to create an inventory of the first impression of each image and to narrate a very personal memory through the convolute. I later confront the drawings with the photographs in form of books/editions [pictures: scroll right]. When looking at the books – while they are opposing each other – the eyes need to wander: From the outmost left side of one to the outmost right one of the other. Within this travel it occurs that the drawing changes the hi/story of the photograph and the other way around – an endless game of interpretation starts.
two related books, each 21 x 29,7 cm, each 607 pages [edition of 10], 2010
TOMIKO Archive / Editions at Patrizia Bach: Archive Works, Solo Show
–> DEPO, Istanbul 2018
photos: Erhan Arik