Istanbul, Turkey: A. Taptik. 2008
Synopsis: Ali Taptik's Transit is part of a multivalent art project "investigating migration and cultural identity with artists, experts, and 'ordinary' people from five port cities: Liverpool, Naples, Istanbul, Gdansk, and Marseille." For this artist's book, which was distributed in Liverpool in lieu of an exhibition, Taptik uses the format of the fold-out street map to display a two-sided 5 x 6 grid of square photographic images of all five port cities. The resulting collection reveals less about the cities themselves and more about the personal experience of traveling and of encountering different people and inhabiting different places without belonging anywhere in particular.
Pages:  p.
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 65 x 91 cm., folded to 13.5 x 13.5 cm.
Signed: Unsigned and Unnumbered
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