Burcu GÜNDÜZ K (VJUNK)
In this work I combined a drawing I made with the video recording of nature. The question in my mind was: how do we see nature? Is nature always in the shape of the way our eye sees? How does the feeling change when other things than nature emerge? When we perceive nature purely, when other things don’t emerge, which feelings come by? Could it be like this video; like the relation of parts and whole when one observer in different times or many observers in one time see?
03.26 min. video art film about the modern subject and ecological destruction such as the gold mines. The self we call 'I' is a hallucination; a distorted perception that we are other than nature. This misleading conception of the human worlds destroys the real world we live in. The videos are recorded in the gold mine resistance area near the Mount Ida. Then the videos projected on a screen made up of real tree leaves and then used for the video editing. The ecosystem near Mount Ida in Turkey are started to be annihilated by the gold mine companies in 2019. Ida Mountain and the region are very important for the world’s plant genetics. It is a world heritage site. For the Ida Mountains Homer said “with a thousand springs, many springs, abundant animals and plants”. Please save ida, save yourself!
Director/Camera/Projection: Vjunk (Burcu Gündüz K)
Choreography: Tayfur Çamlıbel
Edit: Azad Jalalov
Speak: Alan Watts
Thanks: Kazdağları Kardeşliği
In this video-mix I tried to give the sense of affection to life; cry, death and water upon a classical music piece which will give the sensation of sadness of the thing...Tree as life, elder's anger, future as the child and human's reaction were in my mind. All the videos are captured near the gold mine and resistance area in Ida Mountains from August till October 2019. This video mix is planned to project on a building as a video mapping art in a city with live music in front of the building.
Cultural and natural world heritage Ida mountains' ecology is in danger because of the gold mines. Thousands of trees were cut and tons of cyanide is planned to be used. The city in the Marmara region Çanakkale's drinking water is threatened since April 2019.
Video & Mix: Burcu Gündüz K (VJ Vjunk)
Music: Max Richter On The Nature Of Daylight
2019 October, 13 @ Ida Mountains, Çanakkale