“Exploring memory and the relationship between the experience of the world around us and the conscious self is what Ali is speaking about in Phantasm. The human brain fills in the gaps especially when dealing with the edges. The human unified self is a fragile construction. All our conscious experiences are most likely controlled hallucinations.” (Matthew Carson, Phantasm)
Ali Beşikçi’s photography book introduces the reader to his adventure where he questions his relationship with his own practice. A selection created by the artist inspired by an obscure photograph he discovered on old film rolls, is presented with a design by Bülent Erkmen.
Ali Beşikçi (1997, Istanbul) is an artist and publisher. His first book In Between was published by Ofset Yapımevi in 2017. Beşikçi participated in a collaborative project between Fabrika Zine and Fail Books in 2018 with a photozine comprising 31 photographs. The same year he founded Zone Magazine, a contemporary photography platform that aims to cultivate dialogue among artists and their audience. He edited and published Z-ONE in 2020 and The Halcyon Days [A Dialogue Between] Isabella Nitto and Luca Baioni in 2021.