Art Talk: Oddviz
Moderator: Gökşen Buğra
Bilsart is hosting Oddviz’s exhibition entitled “Kreuzberg Shedding” between November 18-30, 2020.
Berlin is a city where the freedom of expression on the streets is seen on the walls in the forms of graffiti, stencil works and stickers. Kreuzberg is a neighborhood that is dismissed for many years because of its proximity to the Berlin Wall, housing mostly bohemian and immigrant communities.
Over the past couple decades, people have poured into Berlin, attracted by its relative affordability, cultural wealth and anything-goes spirit. But now the city is trying to regulate what has elsewhere proved to be unstoppable: gentrification.
Once this process of gentrification starts in a district it goes on rapidly until all or most of the original working-class occupiers are displaced and the whole social character of the district is changed.
Oddviz is an artist collective that focuses on scanning objects or spaces using a technique called photogrammetry, which in turn produces 3D digital replicas. The collective presents digitized commodities in a virtual environment and visualizes them through installation, lighting and animating.
Çağrı Taşkın is an architect who has joined the movement working on 3D modeling, visuals and visualization. Serkan Kaptan studied engineering and did his masters in environmental studies. He works in digital arts, performance art and political ecology. Erdal İnci studied painting and now works in photography and digital arts.