Ergin Çavuşoğlu, born in 1968 in Bulgaria, studied in Sofia, Istanbul, London and at the University of Portsmouth. He lives in London. He participated in the Venice Biennale, 2003, and in the Manifesta, 2010. Solo exhibitions since 2004 included Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen; RAMPA, Istanbul; PEER, London; Kunstverein Freiburg; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton.
And I Awoke
(GBR 2012, HD, 4 Min. 10 Sek., no dialogue)
And I Awoke echoes the final dream sequence in Leo Tolstoy’s “A Confession”. In the dream, Tolstoy sees his body entangled in wires lying on a bed suspended in what he describes as ‘infinite space’. His inner struggle and helplessness compel him to resist gravity. “And it seemed as if someone said to me: ‘See that you remember.’ And I awoke.