I lift my lids and all is born again

Luna Ece Bal’s first solo exhibition “I lift my lids and all is born again” curated by Ali Emir Tapan, is opening the evening of September 22nd, at Space Debris. Consisting Ece Bal’s most recent works, the exhibition will continue through October 30th.

“Ece’s work stands somewhere between esoteric and scientific and is at once profound and selfish. If you ask her, she is casting spells, on places, people, rather than making statements. She is moving through the boundaries of self, navigating, crushing, flowing.

 The exhibition “I lift my lids and all is born again” is a practice of encapsulation. The gallery-space becomes an allegory for the body, both physical and magnetic. Ece moves through interfaces of form and mind, providing the viewer with a memory of something that quite doesn’t belong to reality as we know it.

 A secret is something that only belongs to the owner. Ece Bal invites the viewer to distantly experience the presence of her own secrets, while making a few of their own.”

Ali Emir Tapan, 2016

Luna Ece Bal (b. 1992) is continuing her studies to obtain her Master of Fine Arts Degree at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, after completing her Bachelor’s Degree on Film and Digital Arts at Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University. Her works, mostly evolving with a digital aesthetic that is emotionally charged, forms a notable tie between witchcraft, alchemy and modern science.

In 2015, she formed a design studio called Dirty Witch Studio based on feminist principles, and continues to create works that deals with female sexuality as a central focus. Most recently her works have been included in a group show “Love Cabinet” at Antenor Advisory in Paris, as well as the group show “Casting a Circle” at Galerist, Istanbul. She also is co-founder of the artist initiative Vagon Project.

Ali Emir Tapan received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design after gaining his Bachelor’s Degree At Connecticut College on history of literature and philosophy. As an artist, he emphasizes the ‘slip transmutations’, the potential for change through violence in his works and explains “….even a process that is naturally violent can be applied with grace.” Luna Ece Bal’s first solo exhibition is also Tapan’s first curatorial experience.