Invisible Istanbul, 2021, Microscope slides and mold spores covered with epoxy resin
During my residency in Istanbul, I focused on Istanbul’s environmental problems. With a population of 16 million, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. Unfortunately, Istanbul has been experiencing environmental pressures due to population growth, industrialization, and rapid urbanization. As a result, Istanbul is experiencing increased air, water, and sea pollution. To address these challenges, I used mold spores as a destructive force. I used landscape images of Istanbul and interrupted the charming scenery with the mold spores isolated from its ground. This project creates a memory of Istanbul; documenting, preserving, and creating a historical record of living beings during my residency period.