About "Silent Steps"
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"Kaybid's animals that are wandering the streets silently may remind the viewer that the world does not only belong to humans, or that the urban ecosystem is one that actually is quite alien to the organic realm."
The singular animals that are installed on the walls are actually each a single moment of continuous inertia. The passer-by on the street does not only see “an animal”, but also gets to witness “a moment”.
The installation locations are all spaces that the urban life passes through: outside of buildings, sometimes the insides, walls, the pavement, abudments… These, the cities indeed, are spaces that these animals would normally not exist, nor would they ever want to. One can’t think of a rhino or a moose to calmly just pass through Kadife Street, or a bear quietly strolling down the Yüksek Kaldırım staircase in broad daylight. There are just a few species that have managed to adapt to the city habitat, cats, dogs, some birds, insects and bacteria. There isn’t much chance we could encounter any other creature anyways. We would not let them.
>> Social media - We can find many street art accounts on Instagram. Do you think social media is helping artists to get visibility ?
Social media is a common ground where everybody can come together under one specific cause, to see and be seen. It’s not just instagram but other social media and content makers also allow for this to happen. A singular account may not serve this as well as the whole network. Every “share” is a value and the value of what is “”shared” is measured by the reaction it receives. Which is why the content creator’s self awareness and social consciousness is what matters more than the account itself.