Unnamable Series

Unnamable Series, Installation view, Carte Blanche To Nil Yalter, Galerist, 2014
Unnamable Series, Installation view, EMST, 2012
Unnamable Series, Installation view, EMST, 2012

The Unnamable: Metaphors for Vulva and Vagina is based on slang terms used for vagina and vulva. These terms were collected from a variety of online and offline slang dictionaries. The images are collected from the Wikimedia Commons. The visual part of this work is duly licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution‐Noncommercial‐Share Alike 3.0 licence. According to this licence, you are free to share and make derivative works of the file under the conditions that you appropriately attribute it, and that you distribute it only under a license identical to this one. However it should be noted the same licence doesn’t apply to the sound section accompanying the visuals. This part of the work cannot be copied or used without permission.

Special thanks to Cemre Baytok and Murat Ercan for their support with the voice over.

Transcription of the voice over (One male, one female voice)

  1. Your diamond
  2. Your Clam
  3. Our Amazon
  4. My Apple Pie
  5. My Apricot
  6. My Bacon Sandwich
  7. My Beehive
  8. Your Black hole
  9. Our Bread roll
  10. Your cape horn
  11. Your wet beaver
  12. My artichoke
  13. My clam
  14. My cherry
  15. Their cookie

List of found images:

kamu kullanımına açık görseller / public domain //// crack [çatlak] This file is in the public domain because it was created by NASA. Summary: Image: Unknown. Taken by the Mars Opportunity rover on May 16 or 17, 2007. I call it “berries in a crack. ” //// muffin [muffin] This image is in the public domain because it contains materials that originally came from the National Institutes of Health. Source: National Cancer Institute, Renee Comet (photographer) //// fat rabbit [şişman tavşan] : Description: Netherland Dwarf rabbit. Author: shogun1192. Date: 15July2008 //// parsley [maydanoz] Summary: Parsley in a greenhouse. Date: 8 November 2005. //// box [kutu] summary: picture of a box. Date and time of data generation: 19: 57, 15 April 2007 //// fig [incir] : File: Feige-Schnitt. jpg from de: wiki @16: 29, 2. Okt 2004 by User: Rainer Zenz. //// turtle [kaplumbağ] File: Florida Redbelly Turtle KSC00pp0306. jpg. Florida Redbelly Turtleen: Florida Redbelly Turtle – Pseudemys nelsoni. Source: http: //mediaarchive. ksc. nasa. gov/detail. cfm?mediaid=6078. //// bread box [ekmek kutusu] File: Breadbox. jpg. Date and time of data generation: 01: 24, 8 August 2005. //// cherry pop tart [kirazlı pop turta] File: Pop-Tarts Frosted Strawberry. jpg. Description Pop-Tarts Frosted Strawberry. Author Scott Ehardt. //// black hole [kara delik] File: Black Hole in the universe. jpg. This file is in the public domain because it was created by NASA. //// roast beef [rozbif] File: Roast beef. jpg Roast beef from the US Department of Energy Office of Administration “Carvery” cafeteria. Date and time of data generation: 10: 47, 31 July 2002. //// mound [tepecik] File: Criel Mound. jpg. Description: The Criel Mound in South Charleston, West Virginia, USA. Date: February 12, 2006. Author: David G. Simpson. Date and time of data generation: 11: 46, 21 August 2005. //// taco [taco] File: NCI Visuals Food Taco. jpg. Description: Hard-shell taco with meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. Source National Cancer Institute. Date: 1994Author: Renee Comet (photographer) . This image is a work of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. //// tarantula [tarantula] File: Tarantula 020. jpg. Description: Tarantula – (Brachypelma smithi) . Author: Ltshears – Trisha M Shears. Date: Feb 21, 2007. //// squid [mürekkep balığı] File: Humboldt squid in sink. JPG. Author: Imageman. Description Dosidicus gigas. English: a Humboldt squid. (alt. names jumbo flying squid or diablo rojo) . Note the dark red hue. The squid is about 25 kilograms/50 pounds in weight. Français : Poulpy nettoie l’évier. Date and time of data generation: 22: 04, 12 February 2005. //// peach [şeftali] File: Autumn Red peaches. jpg. Description: English: Autumn Red peach. Français : Pêches. Photo by Jack Dykinga. Source: USDA ARS Image Number K6084-1. Date: August 1997. //// fig[incir] File: Feige-Schnitt. jpg. from de: wiki @16: 29, 2. Okt 2004 by User: Rainer Zenz. (Querschnitt durch den reifen Fruchtstand der Echten Feige. Eigenes Foto. Public Domain) (Przekrój przez świeży owoc figowca pospolitego) . //// cape horn [boynuz burnu] File: Cabo de Hornos. JPG. Description English: Cape Horn seen from the Chilean Station and Memorial location on 05/12/2006 at 08: 00 AM. Source: Transferred from en. wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User: Frokor using CommonsHelper. Date: 2006-12-16 (original upload date) . Author: Original uploader was Buron444 at en. wikipedia. //// hoop [pota] File: Basketball through the hoop. JPG. //// Creative Commons Share alike 3 lisansı koruması altındaki görseller //// clothespin [mandal] File: Red clothespin. JPG. Description: English: Red clothespin. Deutsch: Rote Wäscheklammer. Polski: Czerwona klamerka. Source: Praca własna (own work by uploader) . Date: 9 November 2008. Author Kosiarz-PL. //// mango [mango] File: Mangga gedong gincu 071021-0845 tmo. jpg. Description: Mangga gedong gincu, a cultivar of mango, Mangifera indica, from Tomo, Sumedang, West Java, Indonesia. Date21 Oct 2007. AuthorW. A. Djatmiko (Wie146) . //// pork pie [domuz etli turta] File: Pork pie on plate. jpg. Description: Image of a pork pie. Source: Evan Izer. Date: 12/19/2007. Author: Palladian. //// holy grail [kutsal kase] File: SantoCaliz. jpg. Description: Santo Caliz (Holy Chalice, Holy Grail) , Valencia, Spain. Bildbeschreibung: Heiliger Gral Valencia Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von KATH. NET. Date: 10/07/2006. Author: Roland Noé. //// rose bud [gül tomurcuğu] File: Red rose bud. jpg. Összefoglaló. Description: Red rosebud from Hungary. Date. November 3. Author HuBoro. //// clam [istiridye] File: Chamelea gallina. jpg. Chamelea gallina Linnaeus, 1758. English: Striped venus clam near Riumar, Baix Ebre, Catalonia, Spain. Français : Une galinette. Photo prise sur la plage de Riumar, en Catalogne (Espagne) . Date 26/03/2008. Author Hans Hillewaert. ////creative commons shareAlike 2. 5 lisansı koruması altındaki görseller //// target [hedef tahtası] File: Harrows Bristle Board Bullseye. JPG. Date and time of data generation: 14: 06, 7 February 2005. //// oven [frırın] File: Microwave oven. jpg This file is created by Christian Rasmussen. Date and time of data generation: 19: 58, 24 September 2006. //// oyster [istiridye] File: Open Oyster Lyon market. JPG This image was created by Chris 73. ////apple pie (elmalı pasta) : File: Apple pie. jpg By Dan Parsons. Date and time of data generation: 10: 40, 14 November 2004. //// golden gates [altın kapı] File: Hannover – Herrenhausen – Großer Garten – Goldenes Tor – 20050502. JPG. Author Ingo Rickmann Description Hannover – Herrenhausen – Großer Garten Goldenes Tor. 2005-05-02. Date and time of data generation: 12: 41, 2 May 2005. //// beehive [arikovani] File: Bienenstöcke. jpg . This photo was taken by Wassily. credit this photo: Wassily Frese or Василий Фрезе. Date and time of data generation 14: 40, 1 May 2007. //// wet beaver [ıslak kunduz] File: Castor canadensis. jpg. Description: I came across this handsome animal (Castor canadensis) on a recent fishing excursion. Unfortunately, I could not get a better shot of the tail, which is very broad and flat. Date: May 24, 2006. Author: LASZLO ILYES (laszlo-photo) from Cleveland, Ohio, USA. //// seaweed [yosun] File: TomCorser Seaweed 2. jpg Photo by Tom Corser. www. tomcorser. com. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2. 0 England & Wales (UK) Licence. Date and time of data generation 15: 41, 4 July 2006. //// roastbeef [rozbif] File: Roastbeef. jpg Typisch zubereitetes Roastbeef. Foto: Timo Sack. Date and time of data generation 20: 03, 4 January 2007. //// garage [garaj] File: Garage door. JPG SummaryPhotograph taken in August 2006 of a UK metal up-and-over garage door. Date and time of data generation: 02: 37, 17 January 2003. //// gantelets [zırh eldiveni] File: Gantelets. jpg pairs of gauntlets, Germany, end of the 16th century. Author: Rama. Paternité – Partage des Conditions Initiales à l’Identique 2. 0 France. //// folded pancake [katlanmış krep] File: Pancake with tomato goats cheese and onion2. jpg by Tom Adriaenssen File change date and time: 20: 02, 3 March 2006. //// steak [biftek] File: Ribeye-MCB-MaggieO. jpg USDA Choice beef ribeye steak from Cetak’s Gourmet Meats, Lincoln, NE. Photo made by Maggie Osterberg on 2006-10-01 and released to Wikipedia under CC-BY-SA 2. 5 //// pencil sharpener [kalemtıraş] File: Puntenslijper-01 (xndr) . jpg Summary: Pencil sharpener. User: Svdmolen/Archive. Date and time of data generation: 18: 20, 6 January 2007. //// Tulum: File: Schäferpfeife in G-G. jpg. Description: Schäferpfeife in G, Bordune in Oktavabstand G. Source: own work, photo of my bagpipe. Date: 06. 07. 07. Author: Benedikt Schreiner Rider Of Rohan 1981. //// [fincan] File: 2006-10-15 Tasse+Untertasse-Pflaume01. jpg. Description: porcelain cup. Date: 15 October 2006. Author: Wildfeuer. //// kumpir [kumpir] File: Kumpir2. jpg Description: A fine specimen of Turkish fast-food Kumpir, as served in METU, Ankara, Turkey. Date: January 28, 2007. Author: Atilim Gunes Baydin. //// bakla [bakla] File: Bakla z01. JPG Description: Bakla-Bohnen (tr) Date: 2007/037/11. Author: Zyance. //// bead [boncuk] File: Wooden beads. JPG. Description: Photo of wooden beads. Date: 20 May 2007. Author: Danielle Keller. //// cookie [kurabiye] File: Matcha cookies. jpg. Description: Matcha is a green powdered tea. Source: originally posted to Flickr as Matcha cookie. Date: 2 November 2004. Author: jam343. //// conch [denizkabuğu] File: Hawkwing Conch 2 Macro. JPG Description: English: Macro of an Hawkwing Conch (Strombus raninus) . Date: August 2, 2007. Author: “Jon Zander (Digon3) ” //// hazelnut [fındık] File: Hazelnuts 02. jpg Summary: Huzelnuts, fruit of Corylus avellana. Usage granted by Nova. //// daisy [papatya] File: Several daisies (Asteroideae) top. jpg Photo taken by me of some daisies, perhaps Leucanthemum vulgaris. User: Erin Silversmith / en: user: Silversmith, Date and time of data generation: 16: 40, 27 December 2005. //// cotton [pamuk] File: Gossypium. JPG Description: Polski: Torebki i nasiona bawełny (Gossypium L.) English: (Gossypium L.) Polski: własna praca. Date: 17: 20 2 May 2008 Author: real name: Karol Głąb. pl. wiki: Karol007 commons: Karol007. //// blackberry [bögürtlen] File: Psáry, Dolní Jirčany, zrající ostružiny IV. jpg Description: Česky: Zrající plody ostružiníku nedaleko Dolních Jirčan nápověda. English: Blackberry fruit near Dolní Jirčany, Psáry. Central Bohemian region, CZ. Own camera – vlastní fotoparát. Date: 21. 07. 2008. Author: User: Aktron. //// GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. 2 lisansı altındakiler ////cabbage [lahana] File: Wirsingkohl. jpg Summary: Wirsing, Wirz, curled cabbage, choux frisée – Brassica oleracea //// truffle [yermantarı] File: Truffle. jpg Date and time of data generation: 18: 59, 20 November 2004. MatthiasKabel. ///// bacon sandwich [domuz pastırmalı sandöviç] File: Baconbutty. Jpg. Summary: An impressive Bacon Butty. Author: Davidwnoble. ///// snowwhite [pamuk prenses] File: Harikalar Diyari Snowwhite 7Dwarfs 06042 nevit. jpg Description: Ankara Amusement Park. Source: Own Photograph. Date: 2007. Author: Nevit Dilmen. //// furby [furby] File: Furby. JPG Description: A furby, photographed by Do’Neil. Source: Originally from en. wikipedia. Date: 2004-11-19 (first version) ; 2006-07-03 (last version) . Author: Original uploader was Do’Neil at en. wikipedia Later versions were uploaded by Mirelespm, The demiurge, Seano1 at en. wikipedia. ///// apricot [kayısı] File: Apricots. jpg user: Fir0002 07: 38, 26 April 2005. //// amazon [amazon] File: Amazonian rainforest. JPG Description: Amazonian rainforest, upper Amazon basin, Loreto region, Peru. Own work. Date: October 2007. Author: Shao. //// leaf [yaprak] File: Folla Loureiro 015eue. jpg. Author: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez (Lmbuga Commons) (Lmbuga Galipedia) Publicada por/Publish by: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez. Data/Date: 01 de outubro de 2005 (01-10-2005) . Outros datos/Other data: Folla, hoja, folha, leaf (Galicia – Spain) ////

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