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Fetine Sel Tuzel, recent graduate of Reading University, presents places and faces, a two-channel video installation.

The installation is a psychogeographic exploration of cities and people, from the urban centre of Reading where Tuzel did her fine art degree, to a ghost town in her home country of Cyprus, abandoned by its inhabitants 47 years ago during the conflict and now taken over by nature.

Fascinated by the connection between people and urban spaces, Tuzel’s two-channel video installation explores how people feel and behave in familiar and unfamiliar environments.

Fetine Sel Tuzel, places and faces, 2021 (film still). Image courtesy the artist

Fetine Sel Tuzel, places and faces, 2021 (film still). Image courtesy the artist

Sometimes the two screens complement each other, sometimes they contradict each other, showing points of contrast and moments of harmony across distinct urban spaces. Tuzel’s practice observes and questions how human experiences in urban spaces can be at once so similar and so unique.

Fetine Sel Tuzel, places and faces, 2021. Image courtesy the artist

Visitors do not need to book a ticket to visit this exhibition. If you are also visiting Anish Kapoor: Painting, you will need to book an exhibition ticket here.

COMING SOON: As part of the Platform Graduate Award 2021, discover two other exhibitions by recent fine art graduates. Real Art for Real People by Bevan Hill & Will Griffiths (Oxford Brookes) will run from 7-17 October, and The Zodiac by Beth Simcock (Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford) from 21-31 October.

Platform Graduate Award 2021

Celebrating new artistic talent from across the South East, Platform Graduate Award 2021 is a series of three solo exhibitions by selected BFA graduates from University of Reading, Oxford Brookes University and The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. The initiative supports emerging artistic talent to further their practice, and awards one outstanding artist a £2000 bursary and mentoring from a professional artist. Find out more.

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