The images which Orkide Akkoç uses in her works within a Freudian discourse take us back to the childhood which we never actually left and thereby force us to look afresh at the traces left in our faint egos revealed by the individual and collective unconscious. Caught between the present and the future; between their passions, desires, despair, doubts, fears, and existential angst, the viewers are driven toward a complex spiritual state.
Through breaks in time and space, through the passage of characters from one body to another, the artist induces the audience enter a state of self-confrontation, and by doing so interprets this broad-scoped, infinite memory with the creepiness and provocativeness of the imagination.
The contrast established in the exhibition between the outside world and repressed emotions; the strong feminine lines despite the hardness and large scale of the works emerge before us as a repressed latent period. While the process that leads to sexual identity can be read in forms that have become one another and have intermingled; harder, bigger, more pessimistic, provocative images and icons peculiar to adulthood become part of the artist’s ironic expression and world of games.
In this exhibition, on the spiritual journey upon which she has embarked by deforming the concept of time, Orkide Akkoç invites the viewers into dreams of which art lovers are the audience or protagonists