In architectural installations, kinetic sculptures, and audiovisual works, Pınar Yoldaş moves at the intersection of biology and digital technologies. At the center of her work is an engagement with posthumanism, eco-nihilism, anthropocene, and feminist technology studies.
Yoldaş is an Associate Professor at UC San Diego. There she directs the Speculative Ecology and BioArchitecture lab. Yoldaş has been a guest at numerous exhibitions and festivals: National Art Museum of China (Beijing), Transmediale (Berlin), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Istanbul Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung City), and others.
The collage "Regnum Alba" shows more than 50 animals suffering from leucosis. Leuzismus is a condition in animals characterized by reduced pigmentation (not just melanin as in albinism, but all pigments). Leuzismus is caused by gene mutations (e.g. c-kit, mitf and EDNRB). There are several scientific papers showing a positive correlation between environmental pollution and leucism (especially in fish).
The colors and patterns of the animals are what gives them an identity, what defines their appearance. Yoldas creates an animal world without colors and examines the animal forms. The result is an "eerie" minimalism achieved through mutations. "Regnum Alba" (2015) stands for the realm of the white. Animalia is a kingdom in Linnaean taxonomy, and Regnum Alba is a collection of animals that lack color and pigment.
Under the motto "interconnected | interdependent", we invite you in 2023 to see the world around us not as a static place, but as a dynamic network of relationships that perhaps now more than ever needs to be consciously shaped. We will present all festival details in June.