29 Nisan 2010 Perşembe
Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Man with Bike, 2007. Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Man with Bike çalışması ile bir dışavurumcuya benzer bir şekilde yaşama karşı tepkilerini ifade eder. Sıkıntı, sinir ve hatta kaygı uyandıran bu işini –sanatçının bilgisayar yazılımlarıyla oluşturduğu üç boyutlu figürü ve içinde bulundugu çevreyi- modern yaşamın sınırları içinde sıkışıp kalmış bireyin yarı ölmüş haliyle ilişkilendirmek mümkün. Belirli kimliklere bürünen, durmadan değişen yaşam koşullarına uymaya çalışan birey, ilerleme güdüsüyle harekete geçer ve bitmeyen sonsuz bir döngünün içinde bulur kendini. Modernizmin zorlayıcı ve bir örnekleştirici mantığının aşılmasındaki ana engellerden biridir bu aynı zamanda. Artık ütopyalar peşinde koşamaz; Baudrillard’ın dedigi gibi kurmacanın kurmacası, taklidin taklidinin peşine düşer. İnsan bedeni artık her şeyden çok makinalara, teknolojiye yakındır, hatta onların kölesi olmuştur.
24 Nisan 2010 Cumartesi
In September 2006, he arrived at court in Istanbul and was informed he would not be prosecuted for lack of evidence, but that Erkan KayaIn of the Global Peace and Justice Coalition would be prosecuted. Outside the court he held up a similar collage, Good Boy , showing the face of the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip on a dog's body with a stars and stripes leash and nuclear missile tail. Dickinson was arrested and detained for 10 days in "horrific" conditions. He was informed he would be prosecuted for displaying this collage.
In October 2007 he arrived at court, and the case was adjourned so that the opinion of professors could be ascertained as to the worth of the collage.
On 24 March 2008, he appeared in court. The professors of art from Marmara university invited by the judge to give their evaluation as to whether it was art or insult didn't show up, so the trial was adjourned.
On 25 September 2008, he appeared in court again under article 125/3 "insulting the prime minister" with a possible two year jail sentence if convicted. He was acquitted of the charge.
In June 2009, the acquittal was overturned, and he fled to England, giving away all his possessions. Unable to find work, and refused Jobseekers Allowance, he returned to Turkey.
He was summoned to court again and the case adjourned.
27 January 2010, the judge in Kadiköy law court, Istanbul, said Dickinson was guilty of insulting the Turkish Prime Minister with the collage. When Dickinson said he would not pay any fine, though that could result in up to two years in prison, the judge delayed a final decision until a hearing at 2pm on 9 March 2010.