Ghost Light (2014)

Light to be turned on when the exhibition is closed I Nesrin Esirtgen Collection

“In Western theater tradition, both for practical and superstitious reasons the light left on during the night on an empty stage is called “the ghost light”. It consists of a bare bulb placed on top of a simple post, and it prevents accidents that may occur in a dark theater, beside accompanying the theater’s overnight ghosts. İz Öztat’s Ghost Light (2013), which is left unlit during the exhibition and is turned on when the exhibition space closes, bears witness to the gallery’s night life that we do not get to experience and refers to the earlier function of the building, which once was a theater called Trocadero.”

Nazlı Gürlek, from the exhibition catalogue Trocadero, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection.