AMONGST OTHERS A Speculative Re-reading of Keepsakes Keepsakes are given and/or kept. They are objects, objects that talk into memories of a person, of an event. But more than objects that merely serve associations, they are images. They fold together matter and a personal past and no longer allow for a separation between what is matter and what is memory. Amongst others is an investigation presented in two forms, taking on the task of a nearly impossible separation between the subject and the object by expanding the object in such a way that the subject disappears and reappears. Through the process of becoming-keepsake, the subject is gathered as a sum of relations, then transformed into an object. Keepsakes do not just embody memories of the past but have themselves become embodied memories; objectified and crystallized as objects. Amongst Others intertwines fiction and academic reflection, collects ideas and experiments with object-oriented ontology to go to the heart of objects, to go between objects and then back to ourselves again. Setting out from the artist's grandfather’s glasses, we reach a rift that surrounds objects. Amongst others is an attempt to look at objects again, differently and intimately. Amongst Others won the GRA Award for the category thesis in 2015.

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Mother and I, family photograph with a plastic bag full of soil that has the same weight as my own at birth inserted to the image. 2014.  © Baha Görkem Yalım 2012 All images on this site and their copyrights owned by Baha Görkem Yalım unless otherwise stated.