1725 Sokak, No.43 is a social project and installation produced and exhibited on site at Flash Atöyle in Izmir, Turkey. 1725 Sokak No. 43 is the address of the Sirribey Pasaji in Izmir, Turkey. Mao worked with four vendors in the passage, creating an archive of their individual goods with photogram impressions. This archive was assembled into a floating cube the same proportions of the exhibition space. Each side represented the vendors in that direction. The piece is an architectural construction operating as a direct reflection of the passage itself, and a marker of image as heiroglyph over language. 1725 Sokak No. 43 is a reaction to the common marketplace, specific to the site of Flash Atöyle’s location in theSirribey Pasaji, as well as the larger context of Turkey as the terminus of the Silk Road.
1725 Sokak no. 43, 2013. wood, cyanotype on cotton. 63" x 55" x 79"
Kus Mehemt & Halimay, 2013. cyanotype on dyed cotton. two panels, 44" x 34" each
Collaboration with Olivia Valentine. Impressions of the window gates to the bedrooms of a town head and his wife in Ibrahimpasa, Turkey.
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