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Sky Spotting Stop

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Principals: Sevince Bayrak and Oral Göktaş

Sky Spotting Stop is a temporary, site-specific installation that shades the courtyard of Istanbul Modern while floating gently on the hidden waters of the Bosporus. This ephemeral, gliding addition to the silhouette of the city serves as an intriguing spot for the courtyard, which is partly isolated from urban flow despite its very central location. While the illuminated mirror plates create an invariably changing background for night events, they provide constantly swinging shadows during the day. On the ground, an altering landscape made of mobile reused elements transforms the courtyard to a new stop for sitting, resting, gathering, playing, or sky spotting.

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