Amorphous Writings is an experimental hybrid book of poetry, art and photography. It has a double-sided structure. When opened from one side, it is a photography book. However, when turned around, one will find poems. My book focuses on the themes of leaving traces, incompleteness, uncertainty and writing through photographs. The book features photographs, poems I have written, pictures of drawings, visual poems as well as collages. In my works, I examine the boundaries of a photograph, the relationship between texts and images as well as the transformation of digital and physical traces. 

When creating the works in the book, I thought about the space within the book as something that creates meanings and I highlighted the idea of writing and drawing by using writing-related materials in the works included in the book. I examine the traces in my book from the perspective of photography, frottage, asemic writing, and drawing. For me artistic work is about writing, finding my own language, producing signs, the primary meaning of something breaking and being rewritten. 

Writing is about surging towards unknown meanings, while images serve as a writing platform, as compact formations similar to words. In my works I pursue an unspoken area, the body’s own sign language, by mixing abstract with figurative, breaking the usual form of text and combining photographs with hybrid traces. Marks drawn on the surface of a photograph violate the integrity of the images, building a new layer for the eyes to see. Making traces is expressive and associative, gestures of improvisation, aggression, chance and destruction. Handwritten text loses its original purpose and shows, as a drawing, the visual nature of the writing without readable content, thus becoming asemic. A memory trace turns into a rebuilt image, a photograph develops further into a memory trace.

I see the space within the book as a dynamic process of meanings. It has no single permanent and coherent meaning or theme, but the tissue of the works is made up of fragments that  intersect and are visible through each other. The different traces are texts, incomplete fragments that create metaphors. The poems in the book deal with making and leaving marks, memories, the relationship between structure and non-structure, shape and shapelessness and the breaking of everyday forms of language and visual writing. With the visual poems I have been able to create images through text and to use the book’s white space as an element which creates meanings.

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