Merve Ertufan
CAN AN ANSWER BE SURPRISING?
Video Installation
2017

Can an answer be surprising? regards dialogue as an encounter, or at least as a possibility of encounter. It’s not clear whether a dialogue is indeed between two people or if it is an echo.
Beginning from a phrase that already suggests a prior association “So, I have a question”, Ertufan sets on a path that contemplates on the notions of readiness and receptivity. Without knowing where the conversation will eventually lead, the emphasis is on momentary utterances, on correlations, on concurrence and discord that flow in the betweens.
*From the exhibition guide of Bahar.
Link for excerpt: https://youtu.be/5jrPUtpx3-U



Exhibition view: BAHAR / Photo: GorLab - Ali Taptık