MicroGalaxy

Irmak Soldamlı

Irmak Soldamlı

Irmak Soldamlı

Irmak Soldamlı

Born in 1970, in Ankara. Graduated from Hacettepe University Vocational School of Health Services, Medical Laboratory Techniques, İstanbul University Faculty of Health Science (Bachelor) and Anadolu University Photography and Camera Operation. Works as a cytotechnologist; a specialist on scanning with microscope at cell level. She is a member of AFSAD (Ankara Photography Artists Society). She led the Photography Project: Algı (Perception) (Matchings between photos of nature with micro world), the Project: Stance of Women’s (a workshop); worked as a member of publishing council of Kontrast Magazine (in AFSAD) and as the assistant instructor of Pinhole Photography and Macro and Nature Photography workshops. Has participated in the 2016 FIAP Nature Biennial and attended various national and international exhibitions. As a first in Turkey, her book “Photomicrography” which contains photos of microscopic images has published.

Man's curiosity and admiration for nature and the universe lead him to question the reality and accuracy of the universe and to discover it with unlimited technologies. The situations encountered include the existence of an ideal system that can be calculated; it also includes incomputable, multidimensional concepts such as chaos, balance, imbalance and inaccessibility. Uncomputable concepts cannot avoid turning into an impressionist art object as the problematic of a mental process.

In this context, microscope images of some organic and inorganic objects that exist in nature are transformed into a very meaningful structure, an object of art, by moving away from their objective properties. Although the real molecules seen from the microscope are not the stars themselves, they represent shining, shooting stars in the galaxy, and the crystal structures represent the planets. Thus, the impossibility of reaching galaxies and microuniverse with the naked eye is eliminated through photography. It is an extraordinary feeling to witness the order of chaos between the two head movements of the eye looking at the upper sky and the lower micro-world, to feel that what is too far is too close, it is also a force of imagination.

Man, who is a particle in the universe he discovered with his own creativity, when he succumbs to the desire to explore the distance, he moves away from the nearer. When this paradoxical cycle becomes inextricable, the creative wisdom of art engages the selectivity in perception and sensory instincts and seeks solutions to its problematic.

In this project, the distant and proximal relationship is tried to be interpreted by establishing a relation through formal imagination despite the distance between the sky and the micro universe, which are very different areas.

"The microscope starts where the telescope ends, I wonder which one is stronger, I don't know."

Victor Hugo

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