Saype, acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of Land Art, has been hosted by Boğaziçi Chronicles – one of the activities ‘powered by Tekfen’ in Boğaziçi.
Saype, who turns huge areas into artist’s canvases, initiated the ‘Beyond Walls’ Project in 2019 with the aim of creating the world’s longest symbolic human chain. Having previously included Paris, Andorra, Geneva, Berlin, Ouagadougou and Yamoussoukro in his project, he came to Turkey on 15th October last year, thus adding Istanbul to the human chain.
Saype creates his artworks using environmentally-friendly paint made from 100% biodegradable materials such as charcoal, chalk and water, and he symbolically linked Europe to Asia with activities at Boğaziçi University, on the Golden Horn and in the meadows of Beykoz on the Asian shore of the city.
In a seminar held by Saype and Boğaziçi Chronicles at Boğaziçi University’s Albert Long Hall and moderated by one of Turkey’s leading street artist ‘No More Lies’, Saype talked about how the ‘Beyond Walls’ Project started, how to make one’s own eco-friendly paints, and his personal experiences in Istanbul.