The Great Trip

The Great Trip

Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - No Man's Land, 2016.
Time had stopped – everywhere and nowhere.

The Great Trip is an ongoing artwork consisting of two related photograph series; Erasing the Past Retrospectively (2016) and No Man’s Land (2016), created of found images derived from family albums of emigrant families of Bulgarian origin. Erasing the Past Retrospectively borrows a micro section from the assimilation policy of the Bulgarian state and talks about a minority family’s chronological extinguishment through seven photographs, each one representing a situation in which they had found themselves and the gradual and systematic attacks towards their identity between 1956 and 1989. The time in artwork implicitly stopped on May 29, 1989 when the Bulgarian Communist Party Secretary General Todor Zhivkov announced that Голямата Eкскурзия for traitors had begun. No Man’s Land continues after May 29, 1989. The artwork only consists of evacuated space, which had not only been cleansed of human beings, but also erased from time itself. The series does not include any concept of time. Time had stopped – everywhere and nowhere. Complete emptiness remains.

Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - Erasing the Past Retrospectively.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – Erasing the Past Retrospectively.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - Erasing the Past Retrospectively.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – Erasing the Past Retrospectively.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - Erasing the Past Retrospectively.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – Erasing the Past Retrospectively.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - Erasing the Past Retrospectively.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – Erasing the Past Retrospectively.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - No Man's Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – No Man’s Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - No Man's Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – No Man’s Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - No Man's Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – No Man’s Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - No Man's Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – No Man’s Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - No Man's Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – No Man’s Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - No Man's Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – No Man’s Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - No Man's Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – No Man’s Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - No Man's Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – No Man’s Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - No Man's Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – No Man’s Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - No Man's Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – No Man’s Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip - No Man's Land.
Onur Ciddi: The Great Trip – No Man’s Land.
Time had stopped – everywhere and nowhere.

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