Illustration Book by Asli Yilmazturk- The Fonderland

The Fonderland

He was extremely bored. Just bored of his life, bored of going repeatedly from somewhere to somewhere on people’s demand. Nothing was changing through time, his missions and destinations seemed like they are all the same. He used to call his life a triangle, he was going from A to B to C all the time. He was ready to find a different way for himself to follow but for him, the chance factor had not appeared yet.

One day he found himself alone in the empty room, just a chair and a table formed like a sperm. There were playing cards on the table, all mixed and upside down, as if they are calling him to chose one of them. The moment probably has come, ‘My life is going to change forever’ he thought. He didn’t know what kind of playing cards were them and what would he encounter when he flips the card. He put his hands on the table and took a strong breath. ‘This is going to be my destiny’ he murmured.

He closed his eyes, concentrated for the unknown. Then he decided to choose the card lying on the far right corner of the table. He had waited his entire life to have a chance to decide, maybe for this moment. He could not remember how he got in this room from where and when. There was something weird going on but he did not take this suspiciously. It seemed for him as everything is normal. He was so open to new things far far away from his triangle-like life. He took his last breath of excitement and flipped the card.

It was written F, just the letter F, no numbers no other thing. He  In a rush he started to flip the other cards, there were letters all the time, D, J, S and the rest of the alphabet. Then he recognized that 3 of the letters were missing: A, B and C.

What the FUCK?

There was a white rabbit waiting 7 step ahead of himself . ‘Have I become a bad replication of Fucking Alice?’ he asked.

‘Just shut up and Follow the Fucking white rabbit, and call me Mussolini’ the rabbit answered.

‘Oh then it’s the replication of Animal Farm!?’

‘No, you silly.’

Then they entered the Forest, his new world. ‘What is this place?’ he asked Mussolini.

‘It’s The Fonderland’

After a few seconds they came across a beautiful deer who has handcuffs on his legs. Hello F, my name is Hitler, if you help me i would like to introduce you to my friends. F said OK but Hitler was looking into his eyes as if he wants something. ‘You have to carry me all the way he said, I can not walk with the hand cuffs between my legs.’ After a big hesitation, he grabbed Hitler and surprisingly it was so easy. He was expecting Hitler would weigh dozens of kilos but he was too light, maybe 2-3 kilos. ‘How could you weigh this light?’ F asked to Hitler. ‘Nothing is like as it appears to you’ he replied back.

After 7 minutes they found a castle with so many beautiful Flowers around. ‘Could you please open the door.’ Hitler asked politely. Then they entered.

To be Continued.

 

Supervised by Onur Yazicigil

Electrohype

 
Electrohype is a nonprofit organization promoting and advocating computer based art in Sweden and the other Nordic countries. At the present time this art genre lacks its own established forum in geographical region. Electrohypes main objective is establish the basis for growth and a supportive environment this art form here in Scandinavia.
Activities
We will accomplish this by organizing exhibitions, seminars and workshops related to computer based art. At the same time we want this website to be a useful information source for those who want to learn more about this art form. Electrohype is the organizer of the only Nordic biennial for computer based and high technological art. The Electrohype biennial is held in Malmö, in the south of Sweden, so far there has been three exhibitions Electrohype 2000, 2002 and 2004 exhibition. The biennial also include a conference section, a forum for discussion and presentation of new art. In addition to exhibitions and other public events Electrohypa has also frequently acted as advisor for those who want know more about the genre we are working for. We are constantly collecting and redistributing information.
History
Electrohype was founded in 1999 as a administrative tool for the Electrohype 2000 event. An event consisting of an exhibition, a conference an a workshop. During and after this event we realized that there was both a need and room for a reoccurring Nordic forum for new art made with new technology. We therefore decided to continue and expand our activities and have since the start in 1999 organized four major exhibitions and two conferences.
In September 2002 Electrohype received a massive funding allowing us to continue our activities on a more permanent basis. A large donation from the Foundation The Culture of the Future made it possible to establish the Electrohype Center. The Center will carry out continuous research and organize the upcoming biennials.
 
Computer based art
By computer based art we mean art made by and for computers. Art that utilize computers, art than can not be shown or experienced without the help of a computer. This can be anything from installations controlled by a computer and interactive cd-roms, to projects based on Internet or local network systems. Today computer power can be found in machines ranging from workstations to cellular phones, or miniature control computers that can be implemented in art installations. This fact gives artists a large field to work in, and many challenges to overcome.
Electrohype do not exhibit art that is made by computers and later transferred to analogue –linear media e.g. non-interactive computer animations on videotape or prints of digitally manipulated photographs. These art forms has several, already established forums, and we will therefore focus our energy on computer based art. 

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