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Kiss of Life

Furniture interventions
2013
Bahane, Arter  

Various furniture that Bahane contributors “gave up on” and “wanted to get rid of” were subjected to a series of processes in 10 days. Through these interventions, unwanted items were transformed into Bahane’s furniture.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 
Furniture arrived at Bahane. I looked at, measured, sat and reflected on them, took photographs and left. 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5  
I continued working and sketching at home. I’ve decided what I was going to do and made a shopping list.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6  
In the morning I went to Eminönü, Tahtakale and Perşembe Pazarı for shopping. I bought lengths and lengths of strings, fishnets, paint, industrial sacks, blankets used for hauling furniture, wheels, as well as some ball pit balls and a hammock that I decided not to use after all and dropped all of it off at Bahane. The same afternoon I went to Bauhaus, bought planks of wood which I had the store cut for me. I bought a saw, some sandpaper, screws, a level, cable clamps and adhesive tape and went home.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7  
In the morning I dropped off the stuff I bought at Bahane and went straight to İMÇ (İstanbul Textile Market), bought fabric, sponge, padding and fiber. Then I went back to Bahane and began working.

FRIDAY TO TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8—12 
For five days I tied, untied, tried, undid, stapled, nailed, screwed, punched, coiled, wrapped, cut, sanded, painted.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 
In the morning the place got cleaned up. At noon I went to check on my stuff, tweaked a couple of things and left. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14  
In the evening Bahane opened. 

Bahane
15.11.2013–12.01.2014

ARTER is hosting Bahane on its second floor for a period of two months. This shared space has books to leaf through, films to explore, as well as tea, coffee and internet access. You are welcome to drop by and hang out at Bahane anytime within visiting hours or take part in the talks, discussions and workshops.

Conceived by
İlkay Baliç, İz Öztat

http://bahanearter.wordpress.com