6.4311

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Orhan Kolukısa
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"6.4311" is Orhan Kolukısa's work which he constructs on the limits of our visual field.

The photographs here contain a strong aesthetic sense as well as an extreme obscurity. They can make their viewers think they are from some part of a glacier, and at the same time dissuade them from thinking so. They don't give a clue about time, space or scale. In fact, maybe nothing of the like exists in the world and it is only a 3D modeling. And why not?

Kolukısa thinks we could define the boundaries of some new life if we change the limits of our visual field: "The small cosmoses (he) came across when (he) looked really close, excited new forms when he distorted the scale and detached the context. We have seen photos of giant glaciers, marvelous landscapes of ice. When a visual is constantly repeated, it comes to dominate the mind. For someone who takes photographs it is crucial and difficult to be freed from this domination."

The tremendousness and thrill of the outcome one sees after changing the scales of the universe, is an unquestionable truth. If we are to take into consideration Orhan Cem Çetin's words about photography being an art of reduction, then both the image of the world taken from space and that of a cell seen from a microscope are important and appealing details in their plainness and simplicity.

Kolukısa's work is named after Wittgenstein's "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus" which consists of his propositions on philosophy and world. 6.4311 is the name of the proposition Kolukısa takes his inspiration from and that part reads as: "Our life is endless in the way that our visual field is without limit."