Palimpsest

The Mississippi River has brought both immense wealth and inevitable disaster along the banks of our Cities. Despite the control systems we have created to tame this vein, the River continues to command its dimensions, efface boundaries, property lines, and instruments of cultural and colonial power. Palimpsest is a visual manuscript rooted in mapping and cartography, transcribing the movement at the intersection of the Levee walls of the Industrial Canal and the silt base of the Mississippi River. The movement is recorded visually by hand over hundreds of hours to create imagery that is descriptive and projective on acetate sheets, celebrating the displacement of silt, water, and physical space.

Palimpsest

2018

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Wood and inkjet on clear film

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19.25 x 16 x 49 Inches

© 2021 Nurhan Gokturk 

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