Ata Kam
Ata Kam
PULSE | MODULE
Where does the border lie, where can it be reinforced, where can it be erased? PULSE features a series where I distance myself from the familiar and embrace the unknown. This series is an expression of curiosity, a visual ‘stream of consciousness’ that exposes absurdity of environment, experiences of my immediate reality and memories. I am the city born, and thus need the noise around me. Cruising along ephemeral and effervescent moments, I use photography to understand the limits of my quest for answers to the question of what it means to be human. PULSE | MODULE is a gallery of impulsive images of improvised life where the experiential and the quotidian, the imaginary and the obscene come to characterize that which is visceral and in-between. Immersing myself in photographic moments, I refrain from establishing a voyeuristic relationship of spectatorship. A lot of the decisions that I make in regards to duration and balance are about trying to describe an organism that has its own pulse. Photography itself is always in flux: it is able to “touch” us, it can evoke a sense that never reaches a final resolution; then, condemned to remain restless, it becomes mobile and volatile beyond the familiar world. Time is never dates. There is non-time within time. I would like to see all lives flash by in one day, as though they were eternal in cities such as Istanbul, New York, Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Zanzibar. Traveling means time travel, in which disjointed parts of a puzzle combine and form new cohabitations and new conversations.

Biography
Ata Kam was born in (1983) Ankara, Turkey and currently lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul and continued his education in photography at the International Center of Photography and Parsons - The New School, New York. To date he has published 2 books, ‘Dream Land’ 2012, (İstanbul) ve ‘White Noise’, 2013 (Tokyo), his preferred form for presenting photography. Nowadays he is working on his third publication ‘Pulse’ and continuing throughout the exhibit in independent spaces, institutes, and biennials.