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Sehir Fikri, Ci Demi

Sehir Fikri, Ci Demi

Sehir Fikri
Ci Demi


56 pages
160 x 260 mm

Tefrika Istanbul 003
Tefrika Istanbul ISBN 9786257794473


In the third volume of Tefrika Istanbul, Ci Demi portrays an unsettling cityscape without people and language.

Something is missing. What happens if you leave out people, animals, and language while telling a story about a city? “Notion of a City” is a beautifully peculiar portrayal of İstanbul.

We have imagined a city, built it. Is this it though, or just an idea of it? We walked these streets, learned our way back home; it was easy to get lost but we knew that wall with the graffiti on it, we turned left and then right (many times), and it was there.

Stripped off all the clues that tell someone where a place might be, the book portrays a city with no one and no language in it. There are, however, some signs of life: foliage and of course, construction sites. Some other questions you will ask yourself: Where is this? What city is this? Is this even a city?

About the Artist
Born in the middle of the 80’s, Ci Demi is a Turkish photographer and visual story teller from Beyoğlu, Istanbul.

About the Publisher
Onagöre is an independent publisher of photobooks and artists’ publications on visual arts, poetry, and critical theory. They consider our releases as artwork in the form of a book and we explore innovative publishing potentials. Their mission is to establish a fair and collaborative production practice and to develop a sustainable and consistent publishing system.