Germany-based Turkish artist Ayse Erkmen has been creating interesting installations for years. She is currently exhibiting a piece called Plan B in the Turkish Pavillion at the Venice Biennale. Earlier this year she had a show, On Its Own, at Rampa in Istanbul that at its center featured the above, quite dramatic, orange seat belt installation, Easy Jet.
Erkmen is impressively prolific and all her work is worth a look, but above is a sampling.
From top to bottom:
Easy Jet – Rampa, Istanbul, 2011
Gezeiten – Weggefaehrten, Berlin, 2008
Tidvatten – Konsthall Magasin, Stockholm, 2004
The Gap – Kontracom06, Salzburg, 2006 (love this!)
9’45”- Kunsthalle Museum, Kassel, Germany, 1999 (a long corridor whose rear wall moves slowly towards the viewer, electronically, and the procedure lasts nine minutes and forty-five seconds, hence the name.)
Bluish – Kunstuerien Freiburg, Freiburg, 2009