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12 DECEMBER 2018 - 5 JANUARY 2019

Afişler, 2012, Fine Art, 74x57 cm .jpeg
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Photographer Tahsin Aydoğmuş will exhibit 17 photographs selected from his series called “The Visual Language of Motion” at MERKUR between December 12, 2018 and January 5, 2019.


British photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who examines movements in every aspect of life with the motto “Motion is life” and transforms them into a visual language, was able to capture all four legs of a galloping horse in the air using a 12-24 camera. Muybridge, who set among his goals to create the first movement encyclopedia in the world  , pioneered this work with his work. He set out to study life, photographing not only animals but also people in their daily activities and actions. For Muybridge, it is the movement that creates life.


Motion; is the state of another object moving relative to a fixed object. People can't always be in the same mood. Mood is also in the process of constant change. Our thoughts can also change according to the process. The determinant of all social events is movement. Movement can also show a rhythmic feature depending on the process. Rhythm has an important place among the principles of composition in photography (visual arts). If our subject is motion, we can transform it into visual language with line, light, shadow, contrast, surfaces, spaces, horizontal and vertical formations, directions, colors, smallness and size, forms and life itself.


Regarding Tahsin Aydoğmuş's works; “During my trip to Malatya in 2012, I went to Onar Village in Arapgir, where the rock tombs are located, for a photo shoot. I was very surprised to see the horse figures in one of the rock tombs, with their incredible drawings, describing six different movements of about 2200 years. When I examined the figures, I observed with amazement that the people of that period transformed the movements of horses into visual language in the most beautiful way. Centuries ago and today, the movements of horses have been used as a symbol of freedom in visual language.  The horse figures drawn on this rock reminded me of photographer Eadweard Muybridge's work on horses and motion in the 1870s. From where to where!”, he invites the art audience to watch the Visual Language of Motion.

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