You Don't Go Slumming

Salt Galata

March 22 – May 18, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                <i>You don’t go slumming</i>, 2009, Arcade
You don’t go slumming, 2009, Arcade
Combining Can Altay’s urbanistic approach to the ecology of the city with Jeremiah Day’s concern for storytelling and memory, You don’t go slumming presents a fractured investigation of the city and the flows [of populations, commodities, waterways] that come together in the popular but semi-legal and often dangerous food of stuffed mussels.

The mussels themselves, known as “the kidneys of Bosphorus,” which filter the waterway, absorbing traces of pollution, are found by Altay and Day to filter and absorb all kinds of other, more abstract traces.

The work was previously exhibited in Can Altay and Jeremiah Day, Arcade, London, UK and The Columns Held Us Up, Artists Space, New York, both 2009.