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Pinar Yoldas: An Ecosystem of Excess, exhibition at the Schering Stiftung project space, detail

Pinar Yoldas: An Ecosystem of Excess, exhibition at the Schering Stiftung project space, detail "Stomaximus", 2013.
Photo: © Pinar Yoldas

Pinar Yoldas: An Ecosystem of Excess

Pinar Yoldas: An Ecosystem of Excess
Photo: Julia Zimmermann

Pinar Yoldas: An Ecosystem of Excess

Pinar Yoldas: An Ecosystem of Excess
Photo: Julia Zimmermann

Pinar Yoldas

An Ecosystem of Excess

Pinar Yoldas

An Ecosystem of Excess

Duration:

January 24 – May 04, 2014

Exhibition opening:

Thursday, 23. January 2014, 7–9 p.m.

Opening hours:

Daily (except Tuesdays and Sundays) 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m. Open on Sunday, May 4, 2014!

Venue:

Schering Stiftung
Unter den Linden 32-34
10117 Berlin

Guided Tours:
Art for Lunch: every Monday, 1:00 p.m.
Art in the Evening: every Thursday, 6:00 p.m.


With “An Ecosystem of Excess”, the Turkish artist Pinar Yoldas creates a post-human ecosystem of speculative organisms and their imagined environment. The “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, a garbage vortex made up of several million tons of plastic waste in the North Pacific about the size of Central Europe is Yoldas’ site of interest and the birthplace for species of excess.

According to the “primordial soup” theory, life on earth began four billion years ago in the oceans, when inorganic matter turned into organic molecules. Today, the oceans have become a plastic soup. Seeing this as a site of exchange between organic and synthetic matter, of fusion between nature and culture, Pinar Yoldas asks what life forms would emerge from the primeval sludge of today’s oceans. Her answer: An Ecosystem of Excess – a new biological taxonomy of the species of excess!

An exhibition in cooperation with transmediale 2014 afterglow
Pre-Festival Programm: 22 Jan – 29 Jan 2014
transmediale/festival: 29 Jan – 2 Feb 2014
Haus der Kulturen der Welt | John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 | 10557 Berlin
http://www.transmediale.de/festival

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An Ecosystem of Excess 

An Ecosystem of Excess 

Artist talk — November 17, 2014

The Turkish artist and the Berlin-based microbiologist will talk about the question of how the “plastic soup” – the Pacific Ocean polluted by tons of plastic garbage – generates an ecosystem of speculative life forms.

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Event — May 04, 2014

Moderated by the art historian Ingeborg Reichle, the talk will focus on future development of our marine ecosystems which are polluted by plastic garbage.

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Gallery

Pinar Yoldas

Exhibition Opening "An Ecosystem of Excess" on April 23, 2014

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Press 

"Archäologen werden in 10.000 Jahren das 20. Jahrhundert an einer dicken Plastiksedimentschicht erkennen und diese als Zeitmarker verwenden."

24.01.2014, Magnus Hengge, Artikel in “Berlin ist …”

Profile 

Pinar Yoldas is a cross-disciplinary artist and researcher. Her work investigates social and cultural systems in regards to biological and ecological systems. Lately she has been designing mutations, tumors and neoplasmic organs to rethink the body and its sexuality transformed by the mostly urban habitats of techno-capitalist consumerism. Pinar received her MFA from University of California Los Angeles. Currently she is pursuing her PhD in the Art, Art History and Visual Studies department at Duke University. Her research interests include bio-art, art-neuroscience interactions and eco-feminism. Prior to her education in the States, she has received a Bachelors of Architecture from Middle East Technical University, a Master of Arts from Istanbul Bilgi University and a Master of Science from Istanbul Technical University. She holds a bronze medal in organic chemistry in national science olympics and had her first solo painting exhibition when she was five.

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