25kg candies, 10x10cm, 2022

The candies presented as part of the project called Tokikeyf, symbolize the visual aspects of the structures in the agricultural zones earmarked for development in New Hasankeyf. This representation draws attention to the displacement of individuals residing in the caves and settlements near the caves in Old Hasankeyf, a consequence of the dam project. These displaced communities are relocated to the ongoing construction sites within the region. Through the lens of candies, Öğüt meticulously follows the transitional journey of these new settlements, which overlook the now-flooded Old Hasankeyf. The artist’s objective is to probe into the immediate impacts of the dam not only on living spaces but also on beet production—an integral agricultural activity in the region.