In ‘No Parking’ Erhan Muratoglu contemplates the current condition in Istanbul where human beings and their physical surroundings are clashing more and more. The process of globalisation, increasing prosperity and expanding urbanisation are all causing shortage of public space. People, cars and public space are hindering each other continually. This short animation resembles a computergame such as ‘Grand Theft Auto’, with the difference that here the city strikes back. No parking….
This work was created as part of Visual Foreign Correspondents - a monthly series of audiovisual artworks for the public screen and online, relating to The Globalised Crystal Ball, an international debating program in De Balie, Amsterdam. Distinguished artists from around the world are invited to give their personal visual commentary on events and situations from their local perspective.