exhibited in Balat?, Plato Sanat Residency Program, Istanbul.

‘Elif Süsler presents a utopian/ dystopian macro perspective on Balat by developing a previewon how the district could look like in the year 2020 if it further gets pulled into the drastic undertow of the current gentrification process. Creating a conglomerate of photos, objects, collages, video materials, printed documents and a guided tour as performance, the artist transfers the actual clash of opinions, thoughts and discussions about Balat into the exhibition space, where a pluralistic structure invites and inspires the spectator to draw his own ideas about its current situation and possible future.’

text written by Marcus Graf (curator)