What Something Is Depends On What It Is Not
  • What Something is Depends on What it is Not

    digital prints on Plexiglas
    50 x 70 cm.
    2002

    While I was looking through our family photograph albums, I realized that my father served in the US army and my father-in-law served in the Turkish army during 1942. Even though these photographs were taken during the Second World War, neither man actually fought in the war. As I studied the photographs, I realized that only the buttons and small details of the uniforms distinguished one from the other. What about the uniforms today? What about the soldiers today? Who are they? How have they changed? What makes them what they are? This work was designed as a billboard located in Dolmabahce beside a sign about the military museum.