Ozge Cone‘s photographs from ‘Inside And Out’ explore chaos and the reality. That it’s change that determines our lives. Not constant sameness. That we are always metamorphosizing, mutating, deteriorating, moving. Nothing is ever the same. Uniformity is a construct invented to keeps us from going mad in the knowledge that we are out of control.
Cone is a young photographer from Turkey whose work explores experimental picture making, her images full of energy, movement and emotion. There is a scream emanating from these photographs, an atavistic desire to express her need to break out, to release herself from the chains of conformity. From what is expected. Assumed. Presumed. This energetic force is palpable in the whirling dervishes of her mind and we are made witness to a visceral commingling of body and soul, of youthful intent and its endless possibilities.
Influenced by early 20th century photographers such as John Ernest Joseph Bellocq and Anton Giulio Bragaglia – a pioneer in Italian Futurist photography and Futurist cinema – and the film director Wong Kar Wai, Cone has sought to explore our emotional lives through the prism of psychology, politics and sociology. A potent mix of science and art that yields strange images from deep within the sub-conscious. Here’s what she has to say about chaos:
Chaos is related to actions, transitions, geneses, expansions, deteriorations, metamorphoses, remedies, recoveries, fractures, downfalls, eruptions and avalanches. Change is constant. Uniform is the chimera. The impellent is continuously countered with the extract. Life occurs in conditions distant from equilibrium. The core of chaos theory is change. Chaos is the disturbance caused by the constant purification, simplification, rounding, approximation, localization, insulation, linearization and generalization. Constant is our ‘common sense’ based on the balance, the available, the consensus. Chaos theory is the revision of the differentiation, the existent, the unpredictable and the instability to form a vantage point towards constancy and diversification.
She is still young. Only 26. There is much more to come from this Turkish artist and I look forward to seeing her new work.