In Day, Erek takes the natural rhythm of light as his starting point
and translates it back into artificial light. A LED display—often
used to show texts—pulses from left to right.
Like most of Erek’s works, Day is always site-specific.
A series of LEDs depicts minutes of daylight that have been calculated for the duration of the exhibition at AKINCI (one LED bulb represents one minute). This work is representative of Cevdet Erek’s strategy to convert instruments that are usually used to measure space or display textual information, into tools to measure time. Please watch the placement of the piece as presented in Alt Üst (Spike Island, Bristol, 2014) :