"In 'No Parking' Erhan Muratoglu contemplates the current condition in Istanbul where human beings and their physical surroundings are clashing more and more. The globalisation, increasing prosperity and expanding urbanisation are causing shortage of public space. People, cars and public space are hindering each other continually. The short animation looks like a videogame as Grand Theft Auto; with the difference that here the city strikes back. No parking... Other works by Erhan Muratoglu also originate from the still faster changing impressions and situations of the --urban- surroundings and the problematic consequences these can have for individuals.
Muratoglu is an interactive designer and digital artist. He is specialized on Motion Graphics Design and Audio-Visual Design. He studied Industrial Design (Bachelor of ID, Middle East Technical University) and Graphic Design (MFA in Graphic Design, Bilkent University). He worked and exhibited in Turkey, Europe, the UK, and the US with his computer generated projects, and received awards in festivals for his experimental videos. He has been writing on design, technology, art and media for various publications, since 1992. He is one of the founding members of NOMAD, an association working on digital art and culture. He is in the organizing committee of ctrl_alt_del sound-art project." (Eran Muratoglu)
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