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ver since his creation, mankind has a “will to faith” that has taken root in him and that he has nurtured to grow further into his innermost depths. Initially frail and weak, this root hardens as it grows, wrapping around the whole entity of the body and soul, and eventually amassing an extent of stiffness that would allow it to squeeze the human being within itself, and it does not stop until it absorbs all human urges, feelings and desires. And the human being, rendered helpless and forlorn in the face of the power and greatness of this will that he had created and nurtured, sometimes sacrifices himself and at other times is sacrificed.
Becoming a sacrificial victim or being sacrificed, and even offering a sacrifice involves a variety of different states. Through a spiritual vow between man and “Him”, who was exalted by the human being, a sacred covenant is made, involving mutual promises. The vow never tolerates wavering. The entire entity ought to be in a perpetual state of constancy and submission. While “He” is dependent on its creator, mankind, in order to grow, man sacrifices himself to this power that he has created, thus forsaking the ability to flow, transform, advance, and in essence disowning his identity. The flexibility of the soul and the mind is altogether lost, and the human being hardens and is squeezed within the confines dictated by his belief. In a state of complete numbness due to the pain and the burning sensation in his soul that the pressure and violence imposed on his whole being has created, he eventually begins to derive pleasure and satisfaction from it. This pleasure is so powerful that the sacrificial victim opts for the subservient comfort of submission and obedience instead of the challenges of struggling, resisting and questioning.
HAS BEEN EXHIBITED AT:
SERDAR OMERPASA CD. NO.3
DOLAPDERE, BEYOGLU, ISTANBUL
(OPPOSITE THE ARTER MUSEUM)
Special Thanks to;
Cemal Erez, Musa Yılmaz, Demet Şahin, Aziz Dönmez, Yiğit Adam, Mustafa Yasak, Yaşar Piraz, Müslüm Uzun,
Hakan Şahin, Naşide İncesu, Barış Özçetin, Nergis Aydoğan, Reyhan Yılmaz, Ersoy Gür, Mehmet Kurtay, Merthan Tonyalı,