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Show RCA 2019

Eda Sarman

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Major project:

I know where I am, but I don’t feel that I am when I am, the snake hissed by the water

Witness to a confined reality, the snake in the blue swirls in the water of embodied indebtedness as does the fantasy from generation to generation. This spatial montage is an act to shed the reality of the perpetual past for the possibility of being otherwise.


  • To access place as an active/fleshy organism, Eda’s practice evolves on the intersection of architecture, phenomenology and tentacular thinking. Place, moulded by us, holds patterns dictating our lives from yesterday to tomorrow. Eda’s devices find themselves in an endeavour to demystify places of their tales and myths, bonding rituals, traces of structural power to trespass a linear understanding of time and an isolated perception of space.

  • Previous degrees

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute, New York, 2016
  • Experiences

  • Junior architect, Efficiency Lab for Architecture, New York, 2017
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Open Screening', Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2019; 'MIASMA', 504arch, London, 2019; 'together|ness', Assembly Point, London, 2019; 'FTHoTV', Flat Time House, London, 2019; 'Call Home', Art Licks Weekend: Peripheries, London, 2018; 'Vardiya|Shift participant', Pavilion of Turkey, International Architecture Biennial, Venice, 2018; 'Altered States', St John's Crypt, London, 2018; 'Soap Box', Close-up Cinema, London, 2018; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, Dyson Gallery, London, 2018
  • Publications

  • documenting place as us, 2018, 72 pages
  • Awards

  • Relax, CW+ Moving Image Commission, 2018
Royal College of Art