critic: Ferda KOLATAN
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Sina OZBUDUN: The surface is not a seamless plane, it is a vague boundary where the mass dilutes; it defines a high contrast environment where one can see the struggle for continuity and unity.
The heating process excites and liquefies the molecules, perforating the surface. There are twirls, waves, veins, clumps, the formal reflections of various forces. The creases act as ribs of structures, withstanding the energy, repeating heat and chill cycles tire the material and the stress patterns emerge. Those are the formal expressions of the flame on a sheet of aluminum.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
SO: The dream of an Alchemist to find gold.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
SO: Listening to: Kangding Ray; Harold Budd; Reverie Falls on All; and Alva Noto. Watching: BBC’s Planet Earth series.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
SO: Kokkugia, SoftLab, [Ay]architecture, and Bart Hess.