Bearer of bad news
188 x 166 x 8 cm
Duration: 06:00 min (looped)
2-channel 4K video with sound, 2 x 75" TVs, wall mounts, media players, cables
Each work includes a certificate that is signed, dated and numbered by the artist.
The work comes with all the media equipment necessary for the installation.
Özgür Kar’s works assemble in space to function as scenes from theatre pieces: each serves as a character playing its part within a non-linear score and script. Working with voice actors and instrumentalists, Kar produces multi-part soundscapes that unfold through solemn repetition, forging existential dread mixed with cartoonish macabre. Stoic in their contemplation, his minimally animated drawings are set in imperceptible loops that turn videos into sculptures confined within the edge of television screens. Beyond the camp-ness of macabre, or the grotesque anxiety of death juxtaposed with cartoonish figures, the theatricality of Kar’s work is set in tonal displays of contemporary existentialism.