The exhibit “Life is Elsewhere" of Laleper Aytek, presents 40 of artist’s black and white photographs taken at various cities, islands or sea fronts in Turkey, France or Greece between the years 2016 and 2019.
Where is life?
How long is life?
When is life?
Life smashes and destroys. As it crumbles, (its) questions arise.
Most of which are with answers, confused (lost?) by being shifted from state to state, the mind, the heart, the body, the soul change, wander, suffer, keep quiet, scream, revolt or accept what life brings and what it takes away.
The heart sinks, the eye remains silent…
The scar keeps growing, the water deepens…
If to live is to be other, as Fernando Pessoa says, and if it means transformation, how many others do we become?
The rough fabric of everyday life, a suffocation, a smile, a share of the muted or a protest of the heart diffuse into all of our senses and attempts to transgress life, us…
The heart, the mind, the soul always looks for a way out.
A path, a trace to follow.
A touch, a gaze.
A voice, a face.
When drifts from one face to another -those that are not or cannot be touched, that are feared to be touched, that are avoided, that cannot be asked, that are hidden-, the heart does not ask for permission…