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carving a passive fist into to the lights

“carving a passive fist into the lights”, which is based around the phrase “Man was exiled from that present where all time was one, only to become a slave to the calendar and clock” quoted from Octavio Paz’s “The Labyrinth of Solitude”, combines familiar and non-familiar images in a story punctuated by unorthodox editing: It is a story in which people who see the sun as a dictator without which we are unable to survive, defy the sun with rains and lighthouses, but try to move on with their lives after the harsh retaliation of the dictator…

  • Batınay Ünsür
    Toparlayıcı / Composer
  • Batınay Ünsür
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    pasif bir yumruğu ışıklara kazımak
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 12, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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Director Biography - Batınay Ünsür

He was born on February 6, 1999 in Balikesir. After graduating from high school in Balıkesir, she won the Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty Film Design Department in 2017 and started her undergraduate education. During his university education, he worked in various departments in the cinema industry and as a videographer. He applied to Mamut Art Project with his video art works he prepared in 2020. In 2021, he participated in the Mamut Art Project 2021 exhibition with his video art work "carving a Passive Fist into the Lights". His interviews were published in the magazines "The Magger" and "Art Dog". It is currently in production.

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Director Statement

Batınay Ünsür’s practice is built on moving and still images, trying to offer an alternative perspective to the system that exploits audiences under the dictatorship of mainstream cinema and the box office. Stating that he “pursues real cinema” by dealing with the concept of image that forms the essence of cinema in a subjective way, the artist combines the images he captures with his camera in his work to bring out the real story. In addition, Ünsür describes himself as a “composer” and not a director, since he argues that the principal meaning in cinema derives not from the script, but from the ways in which moving images come together.