For there is a language of flowers. For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For elegant phrases are nothing but flowers.
Christopher Smart, Jubilate Agno, 17591763
With FRESHCUT, a processual and performative intervention that straddles the threshold between art and artisanry, the artist
duo :mentalKLINIK (Yasemin Baydar, *1972, Istanbul, and Birol Demir, *1967, Ankara) invite the public to dive into a fascinating
world of flowers, a world of small wonders. This evening, done in collaboration with florist Jérémy Martin (Paris),
will see the artists arrange multiple varieties of roses, tulips, lilies, orchids, and many other flower species to create
opulent floral sculptures. Thanks to custom-developed lighting and a space design concept that employs rolling office chairs,
specific essential aromas, and music by Orkun Senturk (Istanbul) and :mentalKLINIK, as well as special light choreography,
the events location will be transformed into a fictional, cinematographically staged reality, with the audience becoming
witnesses to and a living part of this utopian narrative.
This MAK NITE Lab event accompanies the exhibition SIGNS TAKEN IN WONDER. Searching for Contemporary Istanbul (23.1.-31.4.2013)
The event series MAK NITE Lab was a platform for experiments and experimental designs till mid-2016. MAK NITE Lab was the MAK’s open laboratory for intercreativity held on selected Tuesday evenings; it served as a practical field
of experimentation for the contemporary scene and features artistic stances from contemporary art, (fashion) design, performance,
architecture, media and audiovisual art.