Isil Egrikavuk

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1980 Born in İzmit.
Lives and works in İstanbul.

Education

Boğaziçi University, Western Literature, BA
The School of The Art Institute Chicago, Visual Arts, MA

 

The video and photograph series named ‘Reverse Corner‘ use the popular 90’s tv programme ‘Gol Şov’ as their medium and look into the period after June 2013 and the police system of Turkey. In the scenario ,that Eğrikavuk made after anonymous interviews with the syndicated polices, the character Ferit is a young man who studied archeology in the university but after he graduated he decides to be a policeman due to unemployment. One day he participates a football-game show on TV through phone. While the show’s host tries to guide Ferit to score goals and tries to earn him money, we slowly realize why he joined the show at the first place. Ferit as a man that is not happy with his life and his job, searches for people who will rent his uniform and work instead of him.