Mariko HORI

Reflections on the Flow

installation / natural clay mud, wood, fishing net, rope, buoy / 2023

"Reflections on the Flow" is an art installation that takes the form of a small island floating on the reservoir formed by the Ataturk Dam on the Euphrates River in Turkey.
On its surface, a layer of natural clay sourced from the surrounding area is spread, symbolizing the inherent connection between land and water. As the clay dries out on the water's surface during the biennial, it serves as a symbolic reflection of the changing nature of the world influenced by human activities, where these abundant water bodies can be related to scarcity elsewhere.


Commissioned for Commagene Biennial 
Commagene Land and River Art 2023

“The Value of a Metaphor”
23. September - 23. December. 2023
Adiyaman Kahta, Turkey

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