Proposal Synopsis: Deads have graves, but lost persons not. 655.000 martyrs of Iraq-U.S.A. war do not have graves. They were lost in Iraq. Thus, the nations were also lost in Iraq, humanism was lost in Iraq, peace was lost in Iraq... They all were lost in "death," in "terror," in "war"... And there was/is "no escape" from this bloody land. The project comprises vertical and horizontal planes to symbolize this endless savagery: they overlap, repeat again and again in an endless manner. As moving along, over and through these planes, you follow the victims (horizontal planes) by listening their whispers of "death," "terror," "war," and "no escape" carved on the walls (vertical planes). And you pass from the holes on these whisper-walls. Then you also became lost over the victims between the whispers. The project invites all people to be lost with the innocent martyrs of Iraq-U.S.A. war in order to understand the crime, the genocide and savagery they have been living in.
Artist's Biography: FERAY MADEN; B. Arch.
Candidate for the M. Sc. in the Department of Architecture at the Izmir Institute of Technology. Received her B. Arch. in 2004 from the same Department and studied in 2006 as visiting student in Architecture at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. She is research assistant in the same Department.
FATMA İPEK EK; M.Sc.
Having graduated in 2003 from the Department of Architecture at The Izmir Institute of Technology, she is continuing doctoral studies and is research assistant in the same Department.