the strangers

the strangers

The Strangers In Us (Turkish Subtitles)

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In the mini documentary 'The Strangers in Us' the artist Yasam Sasmazer gives insight into her work and philosophy, her life in Berlin and the process by which she makes her sculptures. The short film shows her walking through Berlin, where the artist from Istanbul now lives and works. “I think chaos feeds me somehow, I mean the city itself, the sounds of the city, streets, people, everything...” The viewer follows her to the studio, sees her sketching and carving wood. Yasam maintains that creating sculptures helps her find out who she is and understand the world and people around her. The topic of the shadow has always been at the core of her work. At first she concentrated on sculptures of children, then started depicting adults in 2012. While her figures matured, their shadows extended more and more into space. “I think as we get older, our shadows become darker, bigger and denser” is the way Yasam describes this development in her work. ©2015 BERLINARTPROJECTS, 3 min. 17 sec. http://berlinartprojects.com/en/artists/yasam-sasmazer/video