Aslı Dinç and Zeynep Okyay (TUR)

Aslı Dinç studied painting at the University of Marmara. She is a multidisciplinary artist. Her works, which are at the crossroads of art, technology and science, focus on the production of speculations, loops, installations and performances, with particular emphasis on dystopian […]

Biography / Aslı Dinç and Zeynep Okyay (TUR)

Aslı Dinç studied painting at the University of Marmara. She is a multidisciplinary artist. Her works, which are at the crossroads of art, technology and science, focus on the production of speculations, loops, installations and performances, with particular emphasis on dystopian narratives, algorithmic cultures and human-machine interactions. She is a member of the independent art space PASAJ and is represented by Performistanbul.

After studying philosophy at Galatasaray University, Zeynep Okyay studied cultural management at Bilgi University. Since 2010, she mostly works in the field of contemporary visual arts and carries out curatorial and research-based works. Okyay is one of the founders of the Istanbul-based independent art space, PASAJ which has been collaborating with social communities and hosting project exhibitions/workshops since 2010.

About the project

herefuture is a participatory project by Aslı Dinç and Zeynep Okyay. The project is based on a fictional exchange about the present and the future. It interacts with a city and its inhabitants. In order to establish this interaction, the future is conceived as a tool. The residents are asked about their ideas about the future through surveys and workshops. Keywords and ideas collected give clues to the needs of today’s world. The collected needs, dreams and concerns database creates a virtual library using data collected from different neighborhoods. The project has four stages predetermined and open to reshaping with the contributions of the participants: research, survey, workshop and documentation.