Welcome to the Saint Dilara Beach Club, the first NFT Island of your summer dreams which was created in colobration with Dilara Findikoglu and Zeynep Schilling.

It is a place, on the way to Golden Fleece, where the sun shines in a glamorous silver, where the days are so long that you can live in an endless summer breeze and where the nights are only for joyful dreams.

Climb the stairs, touch to the source and find out about the meaning of your life.

Sound by Studio LABOUR

The Sculpture

Overlooking to the world turning  with the custom made sculpture from Saint Dilara Beach Club.

In the future when Saint Dilara Island will be discovered again, this female icon will remind them of a place that was once ruled by female power.

The Trees  

Feeling the breeze with there custom designed trees at Saint Dilara Beach Club.

These unique trees of the Island have the power to create windy shadows five times more breezy than your average tree during hot summer days.

The Sunbed

Getting loose on this custom designed silver sunbed at Saint Dilara Beach Club.

This item was designed to find the perfect environment and product to sleep while doing astral projection.

Tale Of Letting Go

He who stands on tiptoe, doesn’t stand firm.
He who rushes ahead doesn’t go far.
He who tries to shine dims his own light.
He who defines himself can’t know who he really is.
He who has power over others can’t empower himself.
He who clings to his work will create nothing that endures.
If you want to accord with the Tao,
just do your job, then let go.
(poem from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching)

Tale of leeting go is focusing on our wishes and dreams as well as our fears which were
implemented to us by others while we were ignoring our own deeply buried desires and running away from them. To be able to accept these, we must first unlearn all of these and take the steps to heal ourselves to become our own true selves.

In the 3D painting, steamy hamam like environment used to illustrate a place of letting go. We see a chained figure sitting on a head sculpture while he is holding onto two other figues in the
middle. The  chineese head scan is representing knowlage as the old chineese Tao poem used in glass panell in the painting. The figures on his sides can be understood as people or mentalities who he could not let go. One being strong and the other one being suffering due to the attachment.

The water coming from the crying sculpture is being transformed into the other two figures holding the lights in their hands which is showing the process of healing. First pain, transformation and hope.

The 3D scans are from the shooting for Tanec Praha with Evelyn Bencicova.
Composed in Autodesk Maya and rendered with Solidangle Arnold

Tale Of Succession

There is a place without gravity - Whoever goes there, ascends.
Only if they are willing to pay the price of letting go of yourself to spiral into the  illusion.

Once they are in the air, there is no place to go but higher.
When they have made the decision, there are no stairs that could bring you down, no way down but falling.

Doesn’t freedom mean that you can be who you are, instead of becoming someone else, someone who can raise above?

Tale of Succession highlights questions all aspiring people ask, people who want to become
someone in their field of work or reality. It’s about questioning the steps, while going for things;
decisions that are being made and possible outcomes and fears. It’s about prices to pay and
consequences to face.

In the middle we see two figures floating around a source that holds them in the air while we see another on the right side of the composition still questining the steps. The 3D scan of the same
figure is carried away out of the composition sinse she has fallen from the source. This can be either undertood as the fear of the questining figure to be fallen or maybe even the the future.

The 3D scans are from the shooting for Tanec Praha with Evelyn Bencicova. Lettering by Zeynep Schilling.
Composed in Autodesk Maya and rendered with Solidangle Arnold


‘Work_In_Progress’ by Evelyn Bencicova and Enes Güç has been exhibited as part of 'NEW VIEWINGS' a project of Barbara Thumm Galerie in Berlin. Curated by Philipp Bollmann.

There is a lot I can say and so many meanings i find in this project but I genuinely hope that everyone can find their own. Here is the text that was written beautifully by the curator for the work.

The motionless figure of an androgynous giantess occupies almost the entire gallery space in its entangled posture. On its body and around it, small scaffolding grows upwards. But the construction site is deserted. Only the figure, which resembles an avatar, remains in a calm state. A state of "being in between". Between day and night. Between dream and reality or even between life and death? It almost seems as if the figure is still being brought back to life.

One is inclined to think of Mary Shelley, whose novel character Victor Frankenstein created an artificial human being 200 years ago - in a time of great upheaval and discovery. Today we are once again at a historic turning point in technology. Is that what Evelyn Bencicova  and Enes Güç are alluding to here?

Or are they even illustrating a creation of the „Self-image“? The construction of the persona for external perception has advanced to a mania that was only enabled by the possibilities of the digital world. We use our extended abilities to make ourselves appear larger than we presumably are. The oversize of the figure is a testament to this. And the scaffolding becomes a metaphor for the process of construction, work in progress. How will it develop? To what extent can it grow?

These questions cannot be answered. Like the figure itself, we as recipients also remain in an intermediate stage. Somewhere between fiction and reality, the visible and the invisible and what we think to know and what we can imagine.
(Philipp Bollmann)