Monovacation, 2013

Burak Arikan
Series: Please Do Not Disturb, 2013
Custom software, colour HD video projection, digital print (180 x 120 cm)
Installation view
Produced for VitrA Contemporary Architecture


Burak Arikan is the founder of Graph Commons, a platform dedicated to providing 'network intelligence' for everyone. Arikan’s software, prints, installations and performances have been featured in numerous exhibitions at museums and institutions internationally, including the Berlin Biennale, Germany (2012); Istanbul Design Biennial (2012); SALT, Istanbul (2011); Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France (2011); DEPO, Istanbul (2010, 2011); ARTER, Istanbul (2010); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2009); Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, New York (2009) and the Venice Architecture Biennale(2006).

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11


Arikan, Burak


This work uses a questionnaire and mapping software to capture the relationships between expatriates’ subjective encounters with neoliberalism in the UAE and in their home countries.

Arikan, Burak


Monovacation consists of three parts: the original tourism commercials that were used as data, presented in grid form; a digital print of the network map of tags created by content analysis of each clip; and a generic video of a vacation as edited via network analysis.