Berfin Ataman

Region: MFA Annual

 My work invites the audience into a surreal world. The sculptures are an exploration of humans’ relationship to nonhuman objects and systems that they encounter and interrupt each day. These works and systems become an aspect, as well as extension, of the architecture that the audience can interact with. I use the aesthetic values of the sculptures—like movement, color, shape, and site—to play with how the audience perceives the work and the site. These aesthetic values lure the viewer into a system and a place without their being aware of it, and allow me to experiment with different unconscious reflexes and preconceptions that humans have in relation to nonhuman creatures and objects.