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interview with Erhan Muratoglu


Amsterdam's Balie is currently hosting a year long series of
monthly seminars The Global Crystal Ball in which distinguished
speakers reflect on the current phase of globalisation as emerging
economies begin to make European and American dominance a
thing of the past. Visual Foreign Correspondents is a related project in
which each month an artist from different regions reflect on themes
that resonate with the discussion.

In response to this month's discussion on "what the
rising powers want." Erhan Muratoglu (an interactive/digital artist and part of an
exciting network of artists working in Istanbul associated with the
Nomad group and Kuda design http://kuzudesign.com/) has produced a
a short animation, almost haiku in its brevity, whose stylized 3D aesthetic
resemble the computer game Grand Theft Auto.
This micro narrative paints a bleak picture of a city without people only cars in
which the physical infrastructure of the street itself rises up in protest against
upending a car that has been wrongly parked on the pavement and setting
off the alarm.

The work can be found at http://www.visualcorrespondents.com/
Below is an extract from an interview with the artist.
which can be found in full on the website