Frankfurt am Main

Something is Fehling

15 March – 12 April, 2015

Okan Yildirim

Opening Reception: Sunday, 15th March 2015, 6-9 pm

A True Story Based on A Lie

…and as the boy was running through the playground across the backyard, filling his 5-year-old lungs full with air, just about started bellowing out to him as well as to the courtyard the most familiar name in the world: “ANNNEEEEE!” [Turkish for mother].

Right when the sound waves should have erupted, he had an idea.

Little did he realize how this exact moment would be the seedling from which a tragicomic ghost story would take shape. A story that would bitter sweetly bedevil him for the rest of his life.

The almost yelled out yell left an emptiness over the courtyard. By not asking for permission as instructed to, the boy was allowing himself to play with his junkie friend Henrik from the playground. Moreover, he was on his way to further obscure the truth by telling Henrik she did indeed permit it.

Based on intuition the boy’s decision happened in the blink of an eye and aware of the certain notion of danger to play with someone like Henrik further aroused his curiosity. It was too late. He was allured.

Simultaneously with this notion, a dreading feeling of shame, guilt and betrayal crept up on him, but nevertheless the boy decided it was well worth the risk.

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Let it show, let it show, let it show (Berlin Bridge), 2015 Cardboard, foam, rough cotton, silver enamel, aluminum and mixed media 240 x 140 x 156 cm
Let it show, let it show, let it show (Berlin Bridge), 2015 Cardboard, foam, rough cotton, silver enamel, aluminum and mixed media 240 x 140 x 156 cm
Blaupunkt area, 2015. Chalk spray color on glass, bluetooth speaker. Dimensions variable
Blaupunkt area, 2015. Chalk spray color on glass, bluetooth speaker. Dimensions variable

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The difference between here and there, 2015. Chalk spray paint on wall, painting on glass. Dimensions variable
The difference between here and there, 2015. Chalk spray paint on wall, painting on glass. Dimensions variable
Blaupunkt area, 2015. Chalk spray color on glass, bluetooth speaker and painting on glass. Dimensions variable
Blaupunkt area, 2015. Chalk spray color on glass, bluetooth speaker and painting on glass. Dimensions variable
Blaupunkt area, 2015. Chalk spray color on glass, bluetooth speaker and painting on glass. Dimensions variable
Blaupunkt area, 2015. Chalk spray color on glass, bluetooth speaker and painting on glass. Dimensions variable
Famely portrait, 2015.  Paint on glass. Dim. 24 x 18 cm
Famely portrait, 2015. Paint on glass. Dim. 24 x 18 cm
Ober Indianer, 2015. Paint on glass. Dim. 24 x 18 cm
Ober Indianer, 2015. Paint on glass. Dim. 24 x 18 cm
It´s a scullerfull life, 2015. Paint on glass. Dim. 30 x 24 cm
It´s a scullerfull life, 2015. Paint on glass. Dim. 30 x 24 cm
(Untitled) Something is fehling, 2015. Inkjet print. Dim. 30 x 24 cm
(Untitled) Something is fehling, 2015. Inkjet print. Dim. 30 x 24 cm