Video, 6’11”, Vladikavkaz, 2015

Human-less (2015) presents camera recordings taken by a drone. In the video, we get a bird's-eye view of the pristine Caucasus Mountains. At first, we admire the landscapes but eventually they lead us to question humankind's ambivalent relationship with nature as well as our ways of observing and perceiving nature. The eye watching this extraordinary natural landscape is neither a bird's eye nor a human eye, it is mechanical. As we watch in awe, as if we were birds soaring through the succession of natural landscapes, the main artistic intervention of the work comes through text.

The video was commisioned for the AlANICA International Symposium in Vladikavkaz in March 2015. Post-production support for Till Its Gone Exhibition at Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

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