F: Photocopy Publication Project

26 artists from different disciplines were invited to F: Photocopy Publication Project to produce a work where they questioned concepts such as ‘originality, copying, reproduction, distribution and format’ within the limited capabilities of the photocopier, abiding by the A5, A4 and A3 dimensions. Each artist responded to this invitation with a photocopy-work while involving their own professional practices. These experiments, which can be defined as a conceptual representation of the fanzine culture, turned into an original publication with their own names under the title of F.


Whatever the subject, material and production process are, the final work must be realized as a photocopy. Thus, F can be defined as a photocopy-publication, which leaves its copied original and its copy status behind by doing so becomes the source while dismissing the need to trace the source material which could be identified as the original. Some of these publications, all of which are open to examination and consumption, reserve their meaning in traditional codex format, while others find meaning in their formats of displaying. This project offers new possibilities of re-thinking and interpreting via photocopy, the most common means of printing in daily life, and the most familiar paper standards.

Artists

Yunus Ak
Pınar Akkurt
Deniz Aktaş
Ilgın Deniz Akseloğlu
Cenkhan Aksoy
Gizem Hız Altıntaş
Umut Altıntaş
Özgür Demirci
Orkun Destici
Canan Erbil
Fevkalade
[Deniz Cem Önduygu,
Emre Parlak]
Cem İleri
Borga Kantürk
Okay Karadayılar
Ezgi Ceren Kayırıcı
Melike Koçak
N. Toros Mutlu
Aslı Narin
Işık Ölçer
[Metehan Özcan]
Sarp Sözdinler
Melike Taşçıoğlu
Kusay Tatlı
Berkay Tuncay
Ulaş Uğur
Erdem Varol





Curator

Umut Altıntaş

Organisation

Hayy Open Space


Exhibitions

İzmir

Hayy Open Space

04.05-01.06.2019

Diyarbakır

A4 Studio

07.09-05.10.2019

İstanbul

Kıraathane
İstanbul
Literature House

10-22.09.2019

Ankara

Torun

20.09-05.10.2019


Photographs

Engin Gerçek
[Studio Majo]
Umut Altıntaş
Mahinur Bulut
İpek Çınar
Burak Yaşar
Lütfü İrdem