Beldan Sezen

To Separate the Body From the Machine

Beldan Sezen

To Separate the Body From the Machine

Date

2015

Edition Size

9

Media

Hand-painting, Ink, Monoprint, Pencil, Silkscreen

Binding

Stapled

Dimensions

14.5 × 11.25 × 0.5 in

Pages

96

$ 5,600.00

Out of Print


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Beldan Sezen works as a caretaker for a man who is living with a paralyzed body. Sezen’s intentions with this work are to visualize confrontations and limits with such a paralyzed body and its often hidden surprises in dealing with ways to move.

The process for To Separate the Body from the Machine included sketching and then transferring the images and text into a recycled copy of the Brooklyn Rail.

To Separate the Body from the Machine is about my work as a caretaker for a man who is living with a paralysed body. My intentions with this work is to visualise my own confrontations and limits with such a paralysed body and its often hidden surprises in dealing with ways to move.
The main focus, the space were we meet, is pain. Pain, caused by the physical inability to move autonomously, as well as its counterpart, ones will to live. This will often renders me speechless and leaves me in awe.

I worked on this book during my residency at the Art Students League of New York and during my residency at Djerassi. The work process included sketching and then transferring the images and text into a recycled copy of the Brooklyn Rail.”
—B.S., 2015