“Primitives” is a result of a collaborative experiment between two artist working with two different mediums, video and photography, interchanging ideas and developing methods of effective approaches during the process. The project relies on this mutual relationship and the natural outcome of the communication between the artists. As a result of this process, the format is defined as a photo - video installation that consists of an array of photographs overlaid with projected motion, in turn creating a sense of dimensionality and illumination that was not present in the initial static photographs. The overlaid video becomes an additional layer and an extension of the photographs creating an illusional alternative to the photographic image itself.
Consisting of arrangements of primitive geometric forms, the photographs do not make a statement about the nature of the form. On the other hand spatial and geometric compositions defined by three dimensional objects act as an ideal blank slate for the layered motion, making experiments of dimensionality of form and shape possible.
At first glance, compositions does not reveal that they are in fact photographic images, this ambiguous state, together with the sense of illusion created by the projected motion, makes the core statement about the definition and defined boundaries of photographic images.
In collaboration with Mert Tanır