Cut Hands

In May 2015, I had a chance to work at the field of architecture with the installation ‘Cut Hands’ using 20 speakers and 20 channels distributed across Istanbul Technical University Macka Building. The building has been constructed by the members of a famous emperial architecture family, Simon and Sarkis Balyan between 1861-1862. In the 19th century, the building housed a artillery that handed over to the Command Gendarmerie at the end of Ottoman period. I responded to its history by utilizing openly aggressive, brutal and violent ambience influenced from primitive warfare. The multi-channel setting invited the listener to navigate their way through time across installation site and engage in the spatial structure of sounds rather than establishing a relationship of listening at a singular sound source.

Hardware Used:
Software Used: Max / Ableton Live
Project Type: Multichannel Installation

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