A Family as a Mirror of a Country's Recent History and a History like a Reflector of your Family: Memory of a Sq .
Memory of a Square(perceived via interior) is known as a black-and white colored designed double projection developed by Gülsün Karamustafa in 2005. The video proceeds by a melody reminding old noiseless movies. In it your woman combines a number of political situations at Taksim Square- an important place in the political good Turkey- with scenes through the daily life of the family which will resides in a house with a view of the rectangular and designer watches the events in it. The storyline represents the political development of the country from 1930 to 1985 and various scenes of day to day life of a relatives simultaneously. That suggests that series of demonstrations, protests, and rupture, glorifications of monuments and abasements of heritage buildings always indicate the current social and politics situation. Initially, we cannot correlate both the projections together. Yet, since continuing to look at the video, all of us realize that how a square's history tallies while using personal good each people. Gülsün Karamustafa uses the Taksim Square and the family's home and besides, persons in the rectangular and in the family being a reflector of each other at the same time. The premier starts with demonstrating the relatives consisting of three generations on one of projections and the introduction of the monument in the very center of Taksim Sq . on the other. Even though the people in the house are rehearsing their activities like sewing and smoking cigarettes, people in Taksim Sq are waving flags, walking, and marching around the Atatürk monument. Bride-to-be and grooms having their particular photos taken, soldiers walking in line, children jogging with flags, and other persons walking around nattily- as Atatürk's ‘hat and wearing reform' required- start to the attention. While the family members blithely looks at the old photos (of themselves probably), people perform the tradition of obtaining their photographs taken together with the monument in Taksim Rectangular. Thus, we may...
References: Patre, J. (1972). Ways of Seeing. Penguin Ebooks. p: 9-14