Istanbul

Cevdet Erek, Bergama Stereotip (Pergamon Stereotype), 2019–20, architectural construction with thirteen-channel sound, speakers, amplifiers, computer, audio interface, wood, metal, molton curtain. Installation view. Photo: flufoto.

Cevdet Erek, Bergama Stereotip (Pergamon Stereotype), 2019–20, architectural construction with thirteen-channel sound, speakers, amplifiers, computer, audio interface, wood, metal, molton curtain. Installation view. Photo: flufoto.

Cevdet Erek

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Architectural interventions and sonic experiments are components in the work of Cevdet Erek, an Istanbul-based artist and drummer with the rock band Nekropsi. For Room of Rhythms, 2010–12, at Documenta 13 in 2012, Erek installed a monolithic tower of black speakers in the upper floor of Kassel’s C&A department store, transforming the vacant space with overlapping beats and the speakers’ gridlike sculptural presence. His SSS, Shore Scene Soundtrack, 2012, winner of that year’s Nam June Paik Award, comprised a synthetic carpet and an instruction booklet that explained how to caress its surface to produce a soundtrack—various hand movements yielded different sounds. For ÇIN, 2017, Erek built a wooden structure with stairs and a scaffolding ramp in the Venice Biennale’s Turkish pavilion, leading visitors to a thirty-five-channel sound installation whose looped sounds they perceived by moving

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