RemainsOf theRoad

Remains Of The Road, 2012
Video, screen, printed matter, PVC
Acting in the Library – “Offside Effect”, 1st Tbilisi Triennial – Literature Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2012

A circular road trip with the car, reading Kerouac’s “On The Road” in the backseat, ripping pages constantly out of the book and throwing them out ‘to set the words free’. After that, collecting them back to conserve in plastic ID cards. In the end, exhibiting them – clean and safe. (Of course I couldn’t collect them all. Those I couldn’t find are still ‘on the road’. Maybe not, may be.)

Şafak Çatalbaş, Remains of the Road, 2012
Video with color and sound, 12’11″, loop

word on the road

remains of the road

wrong has the right

to be old

what is visible

what is moving

what moves you

is that you?

that is that

a soft bird

hard to be heard

move on darling

she said

you look ugly in every picture

dead- pan

shaky head

don’t be sad


cause you

are in complete

a moving beauty

he said

beauty remains 

in the impossibilities

of the body remainsoftheroad_pvc4

Remains of the Road | 2012 | Work