Beldan Sezen

Iron Bunnies Hop

Beldan Sezen

Iron Bunnies Hop

Date

2017

Edition Size

13

Media

Acrylic, graphite powder, Ink, Newsprint

Dimensions

12 × 11 × 0.8 in

Pages

74

Location

Brooklyn, NY

$ 3,600.00

1 in stock


I met a soldier who is a member of the special sniper unit of the International Criminal Court here in The Netherlands. Questioning the price for my freedom I accepted his offer to join him at the indoor shooting range. I was curious about how I’d deal with shooting with a rifle and a handgun. I was surprised to experience and enjoy the soberness of a physical workout and the immense respect I felt for the bullet, not the gun.

Drawing the parts of an up to its items dismantled revolver with the trigger and the bold looking like bunnies I visualise my confrontation and inner observations during my encounter with the bullet and the gun. By transferring the drawings and text into carefully chosen recycled news prints I put my personal encounter into the context of current threads of social unrest, terrorist attacks and jingoism.

A video version was exhibited in Santurce, Puerto Rico in 2017

INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTORS:

Library of Congress
University of Delaware
Grinnell College
Wesleyan University
Stanford University
Smith College (Mortimer Rare Book Collection)
University of Colorado at Boulder
Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts Wits Art Museum (WAM) – The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg/South Africa
St. Olaf College
Carnegie Mellon
Swarthmore College
KB nationale bibliotheek