Öğüt makes work that questions the way we chart and engage with history; focusing on the gaps and connections between subjective and collective memory. In these spaces, he constructs new versions and narratives – often playful and absurd – that counterbalance the relationship between history and the ideology.
Öğüt’s film documents a journey undertaken by a horse rider, dressed as a postman. The postman rode from Liverpool to Manchester, and in the style of a Royal Address, he delivered invitations to attend Liverpool Biennial.
Ahmet Öğüt, b. 1981, Diyarbakir, Turkey, is an artist who lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Exhibitions include Or Whistle Spontaneously (Delfina Foundation, London, U.K., 2012), Modern Essays 1: Across the Slope (SALT, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011) and Black Diamond – Het Oog 3 (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2010).