Light Installation
Lenses, light, mirror, sound, container, fog
1200 X 240 X 240 cm

Scientific Inquiries Exhibition 07.11-2013-07.12.2013,
Koç University Campus - Istanbul

Design and Concept: Candaş Şişman
Sound Design: Giray Gürkal, Candaş Şişman
Thanks to: Osman Koç, Deniz Kader, Yunus Dölen, Sani Karamustafa, Prof. Dr. Tekin Dereli, Prof. Dr. Alphan Sennaroglu, Başak Şenova, Mirhan Kıvanç Özdemir
Curator: Başak Şenova
Commisioned by: Koc University
Photos by: Flufoto, Yunus Dölen

I – Input, P – Process, O – Output, cle – Cycle
IPOcle is an installation simulating the way we perceive the reality that exist in our physical world and the various layers, variables, cycles that are present in this process of perceiving. With the senses that we have, we can perceive only a limited portion of the physical reality that surrounds us. This perceived physicality keeps altering as it goes through many layers and processes (biological and psychological)
in our brains. These perceptions draw our perceptual schemas and these schemas in turn shape the reality we perceive. Our perceptions and what we perceive, therefore, constantly reshape call each other into being, as in a vicious cycle. At this point, how can we define what reality really is, what constant can we refer to, and aren’t we supposed to look at this issue in a more holistic and intertwined manner?

The IPOCle is made of a strong light source, lenses, a convex mirror, a fog machine and a sound system; installed inside a dark container. The light source is located so that the goes through the lenses, hung one after another. The refracted light reaches the mirror. The convex mirror transforms the light and reflects it back. The fog machine keeps running to make the dispersed light visible for us; while a base frequency keeps running in the background.

The light and the light source describe physical reality and input
The lenses: The process and various factors of perception
The mirror: What is perceived, the output and the cycle.