Leaving One for Another
First edition, first impression of Leaving One for Another by Olgaç Bozalp in new condition. Signed to copyright page. Published by VOID in 2022 in an edition of 750 copies.
About Leaving One for Another
The concept for this project approaches the themes of transmigration and explores the disparate reasons behind it; whether it be forced displacement in communities witnessing an uprising of gentrification or fleeing places of conflict; or simply in search of new opportunity, be it financial or self-expression.
The series approaches an abstract perspective on resettlement by mixing documentary with staged installations. These installations display a collection of objects symbolic of one’s life and journey. With objects used from sites of desertion we analyse how the individual lived, and how a lifetime of accumulation is forced to be relinquished in their quest for a new life. The different modes of transportation is a common theme throughout the series, either by traversing on water or by motorcycle, it illustrates how people physically carry their lives, their families, as well as their memories through their passage.