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.
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.