April 4, 2018
c magazine auction
Lot 19
Erdem Taşdelen

The Quantified Self Poems
Silk screen prints
1 of 6 + 2 AP
44 x 30” each
Estimate $4,500 the pair
Framed by Superframe

Courtesy of the artist

Erdem Taşdelen is a Turkish-Canadian artist who lives and works in Toronto. His multidisciplinary practice involves installation, video, drawing, sculpture, sound and artist books. The Quantified Self Poems consists of a series of twelve screen prints based on widespread use of life-tracking technologies for self-improvement. Over a period of three months, Taşdelen reported his moods with an app on his phone. He then collaborated with a programmer and a poet to create an algorithm that translates the raw data into words. Taşdelen has shown extensively internationally and across Canada. In 2016 he was awarded the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in Visual Arts by the Canada Council for the Arts, and in 2014 the Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Artists by the Hnatyshyn Foundation.