全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
We Are Ready for the Olympics, 2012


梅梅德•厄德纳 / 伊斯坦布尔,土耳其

Memed Erdener / Istanbul, Turkey


With the exception of moments of miracle, the window opening onto to the inner world remains closed. This is a fine-tuning implemented by God, or cosmos. If this window were to remain open all the time, we could not live, after all. The essential dependence of living beings towards nature, beauty, love, tragedy and savagery should be a divine impetus. When peace and comfort acquired through great effort obstruct that breeze occasionally emanating from deep within, in other words, when they close the window opening onto to the inner world, we abandon that place, person or position. In viewof all this, what could possibly be more precious than the present, the 'now'? Everything is there in the present, yet we unfortunately manage to remain there very briefly. The short film entitled "We Are Ready for the Olympics" took shape during one of those moments of miracle I have tried to describe. Winter, the pavements of Istanbul, and a child pushed open the window opening onto the inner world.―Memed Erdener