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“ The opening ceremony for virginity ”  2014   stone , yellow metal  and  leather belt   25 x 11 x 85 cm 

“ Now, you are a man ”   2014   marble , neon ,yellow metal  and  lace    22 x 18 x 50 cm 

“ The pillow of the mother who died with her baby  in her  womb ”  2014   marble , yellow metal  and  polyester 25 x 25 x 54 cm

“ Obligatory  use of  amulet  during  oral period ”  2014   stone, bronze and yellow metal  41 x 15 x 11 cm

“ The sacrifice ”   2014    stone , sheep wool and ribbon  28 x 8 x 90 cm 

“ The secret ” 2014   stone  and  copper  28 x 8 x 83 cm 

Rusty tradition ”2014  marble and  nail 12 x 10 x 42 cm

“ Holy  pillow ”  2014  marble  and  plexiglass  28 x 41 x 9 cm 

incest ” 2014  stone  12 x 10 x 47 cm

“ The Infertile Bride ”  2014  stone  and  yellow metal   28 x 12 x 10 cm 

“ Breaking of Virginity on an Unvirgin Land ”  2013  stone  and  metal fork  25 x 22 x 8 cm

“ Girl Who Lived Off the Fat of The Land ”  2013  stone  and  wood  25 x 22 x 11 cm 

“The  object  of  imagination ”  2013   stone , sealing  wax  and  rope  27 x 11 x 10 cm

“ Hatçella ” 2013   marble  and  gumshoes   35 x 17 x 14 cm 

“ Dreamer II ”  2013  stone  and  yellow metal  45 x 29 x 12 cm 

“ Dreamer ”  2013  stone  and  yellow metal  28 x 26 x 11 cm 

“ Girl Who Was Bethrothed in Cradle ”  2013   stone  and  metal   40 x 21 x 16 cm 

“ Green Handed Killer's Pillow ”  2013  stone  and  yellow metal   28 x 12 x 10 cm

“ Justified to be Killed ”  2013   marble  and  leather  25 x 10 x 9 cm 

“ Bride's pillow ” 2013  stone  19 x 8 x 6 cm 

“ Groom's pillow ” 2013  stone  21 x 10 x 8 cm 

“ Not that  kind  of  hope  chest III ”  2013  marble  33 x 14 x 16 cm

“ Not that  kind  of  hope  chest II ”  2013  stone  33 x 14 x 16 cm

“Aykız”  2012   marble  135 x 60 x 50 cm 

“ Aykız's dream ”  2012   marble  20 x 25 x 45 cm 

“ Ayhatun ”   2011   travertine    270 x 115 x 130 cm 






Everything has either femininity or masculinity. We are kneaded between black and white.  Deceptive discourse of aesthetics reverses tastiness of our perceptions of pleasure. Skin of tasteful integrity is hurt by disarraying the stones of privileged place of notions in society. While the codes surrounding the order construct our wonderland, as soon as our ordinary lives intersect with artistic fields deterioration of the construction starts.  What seems is a feminine deterioration where its presenting counterpart is hidden in the masculine. This deterioration discloses itself to the artificial space of the fictionalized. The disclosure is hidden amongst the cotton pieces squeezed in the stone for the sake of the subject’s desires looking at it. This confined fathomlessness shall be ruined by alienation.  A red metal object is about to submerge into the “hidden” in the stone.

Would pain stirred with wooden spoon be achievement of satisfaction?

It is a cold touch we feel on our skin, the coldness of stone passes through the warmness of the flesh.  It is the reality bare than moon crashing our skin.

Would impossible things relieve the vertical movement of time?

Being in possession turns the representational structure of marriage upside down through a look-alike move of individuals of which their subsistence is held. Relieved bodies are not their bodies anymore. Self-bodies are driven by purification of own desires. At a point where Lacan comes from a myth and interferes with our text, aforementioned object functions as a manifestation of intersubjective relations network. Realm of phantasm where subject satisfy its desire is destructed. Based on fundamentals of psychoanalytic statement regarding desire, it is something which shall be constructed rather than pre-given. Social motives protect the demands of desire with their own motives.  Before we are all born, the frame surrounding us is already constructed. All these predetermined sensorial activities lull our bodies by swinging in this world. This numbness pulls us off the reality of this world and pulls into its own reality.

Objects are constructed. As per Baudrillard’s statement regarding the deviance destroying the structure of the object (either imaginary or authentic); as sequence of objects constituted in any manner and possession continuum affecting the selection of one specific piece, sexual perversion also perceives the other’s body as a body constituted of different parts rather than a unique monolithic object of desire.  The continuum constituted before birth and proceeding by wrenching our childhood away from our bodies shall be positioned at somewhere alternating between the artificiality of plastic softness and stiff authentication of stone.  In case we lock the desires in a box anxiety would come out. Fulfillment and satisfaction of desire would never be enough. As emphasized by Zizek, on the basis of Lacan, the issue where does not come into existence in case of deficiency of object-causality of desire, “here the deficiency of object do not cause anxiety”, the hazard is we come too close to the object and by this way we miss the deficiency itself. Maybe this hazard would fill in its place by an abstract sanctity. Stiffness of repeating image would endeavor to raise us from a secret by continuously merging with the softness of the speech affiliated onto it. Symbols unifying the dispersed pieces exist in organization of the secret. 

This speech continuously pulls us to pieces and re-constructs again. 

This speech continuously constructs us and pulls back to pieces again. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Meliha SOZERI