Homesickness (Sıla Hasreti) Installation

Homesickness (Sıla Hasreti) Installation

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Homesickness (Sıla Hasreti) is the name of the installation I created with collaboration from a lot of other people, including

Deniz Defne Acerol (sculptures)

Hope Holtzman (tapestries)

26 students in the 4th-grade class of Jale Toprak, a teacher at Akyarlar Elementary school, whose students I have known since they were in the 1st grade,

and artists from Turkey (Istanbul, Balıkesir, Antalya, Bodrum), Spain, Iceland and the US, who sent original mail art that arrived via traditional post n time for the exhibit, which was held at the Şevket Sabancı Culture Center in Turgutreis-Bodrum from 18-28 November 2014. You can download the catalog here:

Sıla Hasreti Homesickness PPS Catalog

Anyone interested can also contact me for the audio file of students reading their poetry (in Turkish).

Below are some more pictures from the exhibit.

You can also view the mail art one by one by clicking here.

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The sand is from Long Island, the Old Bay seasoning is from Baltimore, the tapestries are from Dereköy and the drawings from Akyarlar.

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The lonely kitty is from Deniz in Istanbul.

 

 

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The tapestries are Hope’s from Dereköy

St Louis - Whoopee Bowl

The drawings are of all the places I’ve lived and miss – from St. Louis…

 

 

Aachen - portcullis

to Aachen…

Brooklyn  - Carroll Gardens Neighbors

to Brooklyn.

 

 

Mail me some Art!

Mail me some Art!

Well, I said I wasn’t going to do anything else in the studio until after I got back from New York, what with needing to prepare for my gig at Olana and such, but I just had to finish a little piece of mail art so I can get it to Argentina before the 31 October deadline. The landscape was ready, it just needed a couple of “barcos” (or is it “barcas”? They say ships are female, don’t they?)

Mail Art Mi Barca 1

Mail Art Mi Barca 2

Mail Art Mi Barca 3

AND LET THERE BE A REMINDER HERE:

The “Homesickness” Mail Art Exhibit we are organizing in Bodrum is coming up – “allow 2 weeks for delivery”, they say,  so I hope y’all have got your mojos and your P.O.’s working… can’t wait to check my mailbox (and I’m not talking google, here, either…) CLICK HERE FOR THE CALL FOR ENTRIES DETAILS