Control by Cagdas Erdogan. First edition (2017). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
“Control deals with the dark side of the aftermath of the 2000s in Turkey, where instincts collided with modernism. The story of a night in Istanbul includes sex workers, dog fights, gun violence and political armed conflict. At first glance, these activities seem different, but once we delve deeper into these stories we can see that they are part of the same chain of motives. Turkey entered a new political climate after the 2000s. The climate, which has become increasingly conservative, has given certain ideologies a platform and at the same time led people with opposing thoughts be vilified and pushed into the night. These include secret sex parties and dog fight competitions. Armed political conflicts that arise due to social issues and pressures in the country are also emerging at night." - Cagdas Erdogan Shell shock silence and blinding whiteness, air sucked out of the lungs. Masked clowns emerging from the dust cloud. City limits, a circle of men. Two dogs. The chain goes off. Nervous laughters, hard breathing. Tension as a background noise. The night-blind goes on.