THE DREAM OF HOME
Freehand Machine Embroidery on Found Textile, 2022, 220x190cm
This artwork was created by using the photographs of workers, who migrated from Turkey to Germany, and the notes written on the back of these photographs. Sewing these images on transparent fabrics is a representation of the immigrants’ feelings of home which become more and more vague as time passes. The installation questions the bonds between the migrant families and their belonging and memory of the geography that they left behind.
The placement and stance of each piece as well as its way of catching eyes are designed by enabling the interaction between the artwork and audiences right after the first glance. The design also reveals the relationship between images. Therefore, this installation constitutes the entire contextual dynamics of a space which is equipped with visual elements.