ghost tree

ceramic tiles mosaic weaving motf
The work is inspired by Azra Deniz Okyay’s film “Ghosts”. The film narrates how life is affected by the reconstruction of a “New Turkey”.

The mosaic forms a simplified pattern of the tree of life. The tree of life is a primordial symbol found in all cultures worldwide, but is identified with the East where it is believed to originate. In contrast to the plethora of patterns and colors that traditionally Turkish ceramic tiles have, for this work are chosen strictly black and white, referring to building materials and western industrial aesthetics.
The way the mosaic forms the pattern refers to a design grid of traditional embroidery and weaving motifs. This option refers to the design stage of the new identity. An identity that leaves behind the colorful past and gives space to a new dark regime.

📷 Aris Rammos
  • dimensions

    2,00 m x 2,00 m

  • exhibition

    61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival

  • curator

    Orestis Andreadakis

  • production

    Thessaloniki International Film Festival

  • year

    2020

  • acknowledgements

    Menelaos Goufas