Gamze Konca

Unrealized Artworks: with failures and unpursued raw ideas
(July 2020)

digital film; 11′

“The artworks of an artist are almost like giving birth to an idea. Starts naked and raw then becomes a mature or naïve artwork. For me as an artist my unrealized artworks, my raw ideas and failures are almost like a loss of a baby. By time I forget, I move on from all unrealized artworks and so I do not feel pain normally.

Now standing in front of my packed boxes to leave the city where I live, in a very unwanted way. I had to check all of my notebooks and I had to choose which one to keep. Leaving the city, I immigrated 20 years ago and now going back to my hometown where I don’t feel I belong, became a sorrowful experience like an unwanted divorce from my artistic dreams. The journey in between the sheets and sketches through times and dreams became a mourning.

So, I decided to honor my unfinished, unrealized artworks.

The video honors the sincere work of Lisa Steele’s ‘Birthday Suit – with scars and defects’, 1974.

artist’s website

© Gamze Konca