INDEX AND CIRCULATION
Index and Circulation: Driftmentary aims to draw interrelations between the indexical and artistic approach of Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin. The listing available in the Café at SALT Galata represents the whole archive, while the objects and images displayed in SALT Research examine the relationship between the index and archive. This approach enables the viewer to navigate his/her own path through the concepts that Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin often referred to, such as circulation, heterotopia, intertextuality and appropriation.
SALT continues to invite others to reinterpret the Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin Collection, which consists of the artist’s archive and books, located at SALT Galata.
The fifth project, titled Index and Circulation: Driftmentary, is undertaken by the Grup Grip-in Collective whose members Ali Cindoruk, Eray Makal and Erhan Muratoğlu had participated in diverse projects and exhibitions with Alptekin.
The Grup Grip-in Collective was constituted during the “Philosophy of Modern Art” graduate classes, co-lectured by Alptekin and Vasıf Kortun at Bilkent University, Graphic Design Department. The student collective self-evolved following discussions about the exhibition High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture (Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1990-1991), which examined popular culture versus institutional art.
Ali Cindoruk works on commission, collective, initiation based interdisciplinary design in İstanbul and New York.
Eray Makal is owner of the design studio 12punto, a lecturer in İstanbul Bilgi University and the creative director of the magazine GQ Türkiye.
Erhan Muratoğlu currently teaches part time in METU, Department of Industrial Design. He was one of the founding members of NOMAD, an association working on digital art and culture and was in the organizing committee of ctrl_alt_del sound-art project.
by Sezin Romi at SALT Programlar