Berkay Tuncay

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His practice is based on investigating multi-layered effects of the internet on global society by copying, combining, and transforming the cultural codes such as images, texts, memes, videos that are being distributed online. He evaluates, designs, and realizes variety of objects in his works out of collected materials from the Web. He has been exploring internet as a public sphere in various fields. His master thesis on “The Form and the Thematics of Internet Art” was followed by a further research on the relationship between internet, technological progress and society. Through this investigation, he found the internet worthy of study as it has evolved into an indispensible gathering point of public in which the individuals reveal their repressed irrational behaviours. Currently, he examined ‘Post Internet’, the radical shift in human perception by the wide recognition of technological progress. In particular, he's looking at the new visual aesthetics revealed by Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, live chatrooms and so on. In the exhibitions that he participated in, he presented his observations on the online culture in diverse forms. He did installations using materials from screenshots to videos, flags to t-shirts, photography to texts, printed materials to 3D objects. In the last few projects, he focused on transforming ‘things’ that are taken from internet into objects, in these days he's heading towards the direction of executing works by the help of either direct or indirect public participation.