Mustafa Hulusi’s Extinction is a three-way split screen piece featuring the endemic tulip flower Tulipa Cypria, found in remote and unpopulated areas of Cyprus. Three wilting flowers – one per screen section of the digital tryptic – wither and fade in a meadow, shaken by a light breeze in a hot, silent surrounding. The local vernacular name for Tulipa Cypria is the Cyprus Black Tulip; the reason being that shortly before the flower perishes, its petals turn a dark, enigmatic, almost black color.
Sharp, Clean, Mechanical, Spacial, Temporal, Infinity, Modern, Bliss, and The End.
This morbid yet mesmerizing metamorphosis is a fascinating spectacle and has arrested the gaze of many viewers of the flower. Hulusi’s video collage is accompanied by music specifically composed and performed by the Peruvian composer Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca.
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