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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 animal images not only bring about an immediate reaction of compassion, but also due their ubiquity, archaicness and approachability exist beyond all norms and biases. Every single frame of the movement of the animals is created individually, and makes up the cohesive walking animation when watched back to back thus bringing motion and life to the image of the animal.

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.

Exhibitions, Events

  • NFT NYC 2022 Times Square, NY, USA
  • Mamut Art Project / İstanbul - 2020
  • Printed / Mixer Arts / 2020
  • 16th İstanbul Bienal / ”Seventh Continent” Public Program - 2019
  • Greenpoint Gallery Night (Brooklyn, NY) - 2019
  • Digital Graffiti Festival - Florida - ABD - 2019

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