Before it all Melts
A time-based projection installation onto two large slabs of ice. Two human figures become aware that they are trapped within the ice over a 15 minute period (moving from indifference to terrified), all the while the ice slowly melts.
Drawing on her background as a social ecologist, Görkem explores the impacts globalisation, accumulation, speed and extraction have on our relationships with one another and the planet in the aftermath of the climate crisis. This work draws our attention to the cold hard reality of climate change.
Presented as part of the Connect for Creativity Art and Technology Residency at Atölye in Istanbul, funded by the British Council Turkey and the European Union.
Concept and Direction: Görkem Acaroğlu
Assistant Director: Sadettin Yalta
Actors: Dicle Şengül and Umut Barış Taşdemir
Sound: Emre Sünear
Camera: Faraz Shah
Production Coordination: Erdem Dilbaz
Coding: Temel Hüseyin Kuru