≪ Speculative Domestics : Ai (Artificial Intimacy) Showroom ≫
Alienze, Lausanne
Vernissage: Thursday, March 14, 6-10 pm
March 14 - 28, 2019


In her new show at Alienze, Ceylan Öztrük is proposing a new use of domestic space and its elements. She is re-narrating and transforming various these spaces, assimilating them into a speculative fiction concept by re-generating their formations and features. She offers the possibility of using a space and its elements for self-pleasure, against a heteronormative context and its assigned, so-called "gender roles".
In a showroom presentation she promotes alternative domestic aesthetics, transforming non-functional wares into sculptures with a function, newly displayed. These have the potential to be used not simply within any interchangeable interior, but ones from the artist's own lived experience, such as the house she grew up in.
The exhibition functions as a showroom display by presenting the new approach and the sculptures.

Ceylan at Alienze 2
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