Yagmur Uyanik & Can Buyukberber
From Bits To Atoms
11 MAY 2016

From Bits To Atoms contains collaborative works of Yagmur Uyanik and Can Buyukberber. It visualizes different scales of time and movement while questioning daily perception with site specific installations. Physical light, computational methods, parametric forms and digital fabrication techniques are used to create a conceptual language. Yagmur Uyanik and Can Buyukberber have backgrounds in architecture and visual communication design. Their collaborative projects combine forms and visual unities using sound and light. Their work extends digital media to a point where it may become physical experience based on spatial thinking and architectural organization.

Yagmur Uyanik creates new media artworks, sculptures, media art and installations. With a conceptual approach, she develops forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based on subjective associations and formal parallels, inciting the viewer to make new personal associations. Her work deals with inner soundscape ecologies which may be generated by the nature of the object and turning the physical material to a new instrument. She endeavors to translate the dialog between sound and material, to a dialog between audience and the surrounding space; both physical and virtual.

Can Buyukberberʼs practice is an exploration in art and technology; investigating the relationship between virtual and physical space in order to create immersive experiences by using using sound, projected light and space. His projection mapping techniques open a gate between the virtual and physical space, every surface operating as display potential. He is interested in translating observations and insights on the immanent intelligence of nature, self-organizing systems, formations in time and patterns of the invisible space between the objects into visible, audible, and tangible expressions. The intention of his work is to construct experiential visual narratives that use abstraction and geometry as a universal vocabulary, in order to jump beyond the boundaries of cultural codings and barriers of language.

Individual Works

Vanishing Point

Light Installation

Vanishing Point (from Latin: perspicere to see through) is a series of experiments which acquires its base from visual perception through three components: space, light, and sound. The development of new forms of geometric projection in the construction of perspective corresponds with the invention of novel pictorial art forms of visual representation in the Italian Renaissance, since the fourteenth century and until the end of the sixteenth century, and specifically within the circles of architectural and artistic experimentation and design.

With the first experiment, two point perspective becomes the subject matter and the work takes the roots from basic fundamental geometry. Creating the component of visual perception in and through the space, the piece turns the invisible part of our daily visual perception reference to a visible and tangible presence. Vanishing Point offers a space within space and thus, establishes a relation between spaces (Henri Lefebvre, The Production of Space). With the help of electroluminescent wires (often abbreviated as EL wire), two point perspective becomes a sculpture. It creates a unique area for the audience to experience and grasp the comprehensive limits of three dimensional universe with the dynamics of light and sound. 


Audiovisual Installation

I = PAT is the lettering of a formula put forward to describe the impact of human activity on the environment. In words: Human Impact on the environment equals the product of Population, Affluence, and Technology. This shows how the population, affluence and technology produce an impact.

I = PAT describes this man impact on planet with an Anthropocenic visual language. Instead of showing a perpetual present in a parallel temporality in order to make the absent partially present, visual narratives have become sheer presence: the here and now in real time.

Made up of particles of time, wrested out of sensation and turned into cognition, I = PAT deals more with concepts and saying than with intuition and showing. The work consists of a full dome and a 6 minutes audiovisual loop content, which uses the sculpture as a metaphor and focuses “on the surface” by using projected images on the outer surface of the dome structure


Lasercut Sculpture

Unifield is a form experiment which attempts to explore H.S.M. Coxeter's higher dimensional geometry studies. The work intends to trigger a timeless perception by merging both archaic and futuristic components. By using computational design techniques with a digital fabrication method, Unifield uses the space where digital and physical overlaps as a portal to visualization possibilities of a higher dimensional object. 

Unfold 02

Digital Sculpture, Print

Unfold 02 is a part of Unfold Series which is a digital sculpture study that focuses on capturing and crystallizing the movement and continuous transformation of unfolding objects in time. 

Video Footage