Deleting in the most present continuous phase (2015)

“deleting in it’s most present continuous phase” is a video installation, an animation installation more specifically, designed in correspondence with a cell phone’s message inbox space.





The work’s objective atmosphere and it’s multi-dimensional occurrence tends to simulate a space (inbox) that is physically impossible to be in . An unfamiliar world creating a delusion from the space between the mind and the hard drive.





The work is an experience in using abstract cut-out animation and motion graphics, with the parallel screening of videos in a closed space. It tries to resemble an ignored part in time, the part between getting chosen for deleting and getting actually deleted.  The formation process of the work’s theme begins from one question. Where do deleted messages go? Are they actually deleted or still remained in an unknown space? Does this retention or deleting  include the passing of time or goes beyond it? How is the correspondence between the mind and the hard disk?





In a search for scientific answers in a computer’s architecture , we find out that the data on a hard drive are never actually deleted. What we refer to as deleting is only a rewriting of information in that space, disconnecting them from active parts. A similar process also happens in the brain in a different way.





Once the text messages convert to a mother tongue, and what doesn’t exist outside of a text happen inside the message; this is when images and concepts become reminders of the text message’s forms.





Deleted messages are bits of our unwanted selves. Unwanted parts from our private worlds, imposed advertisements, or whatever we don’t love or doesn’t belong to us anymore. We tend to cut our attachments to the past and these unwanted things by erasing these parts. The long process of deleting becomes longer once a large number of messages are selected. The “deleting” circle is now sticking in our memory in a hypnotic way. It’s like deleting and forgetting are the most memorable themselves, because they are repeated more and last longer than any other concept.