:mentalKLINIK FRESHCUT, 2013

FRESHCUT invites its audience to the flowers’ enchanting world of small wonders and transforms them into actors of an augmented cinematic reality. Bringing under the magnifier a small everyday detail, FRESHCUT creates a fictional world at the threshold of art and craftsmanship where the non-spoken language of flowers reigns. The audience is assigned a role in this fictional world once they are under the ‘spotlight’,

and they become a part of the narration.There is simultaneously a robotic and emotional, tense and violent relationship between the performance and the ambiance while the space is manipulated by different artificial floral scents from different corners.FRESHCUT brings under the robotic spotlights the violent craft of creating and the emotional art of cutting and slicing where art and craft transform into one another.

INTERVIEW WITH JEROME SANS 2011

JEROME SANS/////// Fear, Affect, Liar, some of your Works have emotional connotations next to others which are devoid of any human characteristics such as robots, slivers,… Why this extreme balance?

:mentalKLINIK//////// This extreme balance reveals the disappearance of the borders between the human and the non-human; there is a tense relationship between the object and the human in our age, they are equalized as both are datafied. There is no longer ………………… Emotional is natural and robotic at the same time…

HAPPILY DIZZY

Only reflecting the curious and satisfied image of the onlookers while illuminating them with a discotheque ambiance in the absence of music. There is no promise except than a recollection of sense of fun

TERRIBLYJOLLY

This constructed experience generates a feeling of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. The audience members enter into the space at the peak of the experience and they experience a sudden mood change as the party comes to a standstill with no apparent reason. The audience never fully gets in the groove since just right before the moment this might happen all pleasure is suspended. The experience juxtaposes the promises of entertainment and of nightlife with the reality and bareness of daylight. Usually working hours and a sense of responsibility are associated with the notion day while fun,

entertainment, letting oneself go and irresponsibility are associated with the notion of night. This ephemeral experience subverts all such expectations and before one has time to reflect on it disappears. It disrupts the pleasure and fun at its peak and suspends the expectation for more. This experience also provokes some repressed anxieties since the audience members are confronted with their desire to become a part of a group. They are charmed by the appeal of community and confronted with the problem of belonging. TERRIBLYJOLLY is unforgettable yet destructive and distractive at the same time!

MAK NITE Lab
@MAK Columned Main Hall

MAK- Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Curator Marlies Wirth
Florist Jérémy Martin (Paris)
Sound Orkun Şentürk & :mentalKLINIK
Tue, 26.03.2013, 8:00p.m.
Photo: © MAK/Katrin Wisskirchen

THAT’S FUCKING AWESOME, 2012
Designed by :mentalKLINIK
Published by GALERIST
156 PAGES, Istanbul
19,5 x 26cm

THAT’S FUCKING AWESOME, 2012
Designed by :mentalKLINIK
Published by GALERIST
156 PAGES, Istanbul
19,5 x 26cm

MAGMAONTHEMOUNTAIN, 2012
XXL SHOEI Helmet, Candles

MAGMAONTHEMOUNTAIN, 2012
XXL SHOEI Helmet, Candles

HAPPILY DIZZY, 2012
Glass, Micro-layered Polyester Films,
Gold Mirrored Aluminium, Stainless Steel
2 Moving Heads,
324 x 248 x 134cm 

HAPPILY DIZZY, 2012
Glass, Micro-layered Polyester Films,
Gold Mirrored Aluminium, Stainless Steel
2 Moving Heads,
324 x 248 x 134cm  

 

TERRIBLYJOLLY, 2012
real-time sculpture
30min
Le Meridien / İstanbul