“The focal point of Ozan Turkkan’s new media practices, which is based on continuous research that has been going on for over 15 years, is the fractal geometric structure of nature and the generative system it uses to create itself.
“arura” is one of the ongoing works produced as a result of the research project focusing on Transitional Forms and biodiversity and the fractal, geometric structure of these biological forms in nature and the variability of this geometry over time. During the production process, thousands of drawn living forms that have been studied for centuries in the Biodiversity Heritage Library were reanalysed, processed with Creative Coding and AI (Artificial Intelligence) tools (Software), and geometry of these living forms was extracted and redrawn. This is shown as the first phase of the ongoing project. In the next stage, more than 2 million living forms will be examined and approximately 10 thousand will be scanned to be processed for larger-scale placement.
Although Transitional Forms are currently used in AI (Artificial Intelligence), it is a concept used in biology within the theory of evolution. For example, it is used to explain the intermediate forms of a creature that lived in water 25 million years ago and a creature that lives on land now. Of course, this has an intellectual dimension, as well as a social and psychological dimension. As a thought evolves, all the in-between forms become Transitional Forms. Of course, if we think of this as a process that has no beginning and no end, everything exists in continuous Transitional Forms and a constant change.
The main source of inspiration in this process is water and the bond of life and life forms in all nature to it.”
Video installation. Creative Coding. Processing. AI (Artificial Intelligence)
Contemporary Istanbul Bloom, 10 – 17 May 2022
ArtON Gallery, Booth T8 – 08