BANU ÇOLAK / Disorder is the Order

16.10.2010 - 07.11.2010

“Disorder is the order according to the parrameters of the new expression” *

                                                                                                             Umberto Eco*


Communication technologies which surround us and the symbols and signs which make up our modern mindscape are increasingly weakening our value systems. The bombardment of symbols in modern life effects the nature of our day to day reality. A symptom of this is that  artworks are percieved through fragments, fragments which exist outside of time and space  and through the idea of completion which registers with the nature of our existence and our thought processes. The self in our time is fragmented, with no fixed core, the result of this being that the idea of being whole is breaking down. These features of our age lead to a psyche which is made of fragments, torn and reformed in multiple ways on multiple levels. The self, when fragmented, torn and broken and with a mind in which ideas are not easily compartmentalised, does not see or think in terms of ascribed linear mental sequences of images. When the distinction between space and time is blurred, all images still become sequenced however that sequence is not defined, organic integrity is rejected, the feeling of completion of self is lost, chaos and confusion dominate this milleau in which the self exists as part. In artwork, images drawn from diffrent times and places can form a sequence or whole, this means that the whole, created by the relationship of often temporally and spatially dissperate fragments can be defined by the idea of partial integrity. In works which exhibit partial integrity there comes about a puzzle effect in which narrative is shrouded and non linear they also can make the whole from the fragments they consist of with the relationship between them being hinted at by the work it’s self. The culmination of the combination of fragments is not that of the meaningful complete but rather the completion of the concept of wholeness. Partially integrative artwork is founded on the principle of contruction through images.