Serkan Aka

Trespassing is a series of illustrations alongside real or imaginary stories. All relate to the state of animals and their habitats under the impact of curious and violent human interventions. These interventions could vary from extensive ecological destructions to ignorance of their consent for any activity in their habitat. Yet there are still some local communities which can keep a kind, non-destructive relationship with their environment.

They remind the inhabitants of the city of Baucis, from Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’: 

‘’…There are three hypotheses about the inhabitants of Baucis: that they hate the earth; that they respect it so much they avoid all contact; that they love it as it was before they existed and with spyglasses and telescopes aimed downward they never tire of examining it, leaf by leaf, stone by stone, ant by ant, contemplating with fascination their own absence.’’

A small cut-folded booklet witholds the stories of each illustration on the pages an a poster on the backside.

booklet designed by Irem Sözen

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