Music Room (Istanbul)  2014

Music Room (Istanbul)

Installation view, Rampa, Istanbul, 2014

Music Room (Istanbul)

Chair Classic Guitar, 2014

Wood, pad, classic guitar strings,
H 80,5 × W 63 × D 56,5 cm

Music Room (Istanbul)

Chair Acoustic Guitar, 2014

Wood, pad, acoustic guitar strings,
H 90 × W 37 cm × D 51 cm

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Chair Drum, 2014

Wood, goatskin,
H 83,5 × W 43,5 × D 47 cm

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Coffee Pot Tabor, 2014

Copper pots, goatskin, thread,
H 20 × W 25 cm, Ø 12,5 cm,
H 13,5 × W 14,5 cm, Ø 7 cm

Music Room (Istanbul)

Stewpot Tambourine, 2014

Enameled stewpots, goatskin, thread,
H 9 cm, Ø 27 cm,
H 5,5 cm, Ø 22 cm

Music Room (Istanbul)

Pot Tabor, 2014

Terracotta, goatskin, thread,
H 30 cm, Ø 34 cm,
H 22 cm, Ø 24,5 cm,
H 14 cm, Ø 26 cm

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Frame Harp, 2014

Wood, harp strings,
H 96 × W 76 × D 10 cm

Music Room (Istanbul)

Hanger Harp, 2014

Wood, harp strings,
H 180 × W 67,5 cm, Ø 67,5 cm

Music Room (Istanbul)

Hoover Horn, 2014

Metal, pipe,
H 105 cm, Ø 4 cm

Music Room (Istanbul)

Newspaper Rack Violin, 2014

Wood, metal, acoustic violin strings, bow,
H 44 × W 40 × D 27,5 cm

Music Room (Istanbul)

Shelf Chimes, 2014

Wood, metal,
H 47 × W 75 × D 25 cm

Music Room (Istanbul)

Side Table Tabor, 2014

Wood, cotton band, synthetic leather,
H 62 cm, Ø 42 cm

Music Room (Istanbul)

Tea Pot Kudum, 2014

Coppper tea pots, goatskin, thread,
H 14 × W 30 cm, Ø 15,5 cm,
H 11 × W 23 cm, Ø 12,5 cm

Music Room (Istanbul)

Tea Pot Kudum, 2014

Steel tea pots, goatskin, thread,
H 16,5 × W 27 cm, Ø 14,5 cm,
H 10,5 × W 21 cm, Ø 12,5 cm

Music Room (Istanbul)

Tea Pot Kudum, 2014

Aluminium tea pots, goatskin, thread
H 16,5 × W 26 cm, Ø 13,5 cm
H 10,5 × W 24 cm, Ø 11,5 cm

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Quotidian household objects and furniture are converted into sculptural musical instruments to transform Rampa’s gallery space into Akaretler (originally the residential district of the staff of the Dolmabahçe Palace) into a music room. This new work by the artist is inspired by the music rooms, which originated in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries to accommodate recreational musical events in private homes and palatial residences and had an important role among larger cultural and social changes of the era. In Music Room various domestic objects are transformed into percussion and string instruments. A coat hanger is converted into a harp with a few strings, a table is covered with a piece of drum skin, a chair is rigged with guitar strings, and a newspaper rack is dressed as a violin. Whilst Music Room hints at the possibility of an improvised performance session by people who randomly meet at the same place and time, it also embodies the experiential potential of creating an assemblage whose members have had the chance to harmonize with each other during a given time.

(excerpt of a text by Başak Doğa Temür)