In the moment of a happening, there is a moment of chaos which I think is a moment of unaltered truth. All that is said, talked about, reported, eye-witnessed, requested and observed is fairly unfiltered. It takes time to alter reality. Memory patches is an attempt to preserve those “unofficial’ voices. I sew “patches of information” to a visual blanket as a counterbalance to the implemented versions of all those “alternative truth” seekers. Not because the version I depict is the “right one” but because owners of a de facto totalitarian system do their best to control our judiciaries, executive orders and news outlets.
I’ve documented the killing of a Turkish prosecutor after an escalated hostage situation. The first part of this work are voices a day after the incident. The second part shows what’s left of the incident by now. In times where news stories can be altered into a “he said/she said” situation with fact-checking websites ending up as yet another weapon for governments, I ended up focusing on the question “Who benefitted from the incident?” rather then “Who shot the prosecutor?”.
Publication Date: 2019
Artwork type: Editioned book
Medium: monoprint, typewritten, hand painting, ink, pencil
Dimensions: 37.5 in W x 42.0 in H x 1.0 in D
Binding Type: hand sewn
Edition Size: 4
University of California at Irvine (UCI), University of Wisconsin (Madison) Special Collections