about

ai, taken from aesthetic animism live



atay ilgün, is a producer, publisher and musician from istanbul.
over a decade spent around london and istanbul and of working under secret and known pseudonyms such as ashberry, collaboration projects such as the hogweed & the aderyn and asphodel he has a vast compendium of highly eclectic works ranging from modern composition to folk, releasing over 20 EPs/albums of music. his work deals with landscape, our understanding of nature, data, language, networks and ‘the beyond’.

in 2011, with gözde omay he has founded wounded wolf press to publish their own work for archival purposes. over the following years, it expanded from a private-press to an artist-run publishing house and record label hybrid, published work ranging from visual studies to literature. during the summer of 2017, with the contributions of efsun ecem üçkardeş he initiated tayga, a sub-publishing house focusing on the idea of an amorph publishing which incorporates space, light, space, time and language.

in april 2016, he was commissioned by arter to compose an original piece for vertigo, a solo exhibition by murat akagündüz curated by aslı seven. this project -later to be entitled radiant.data- was the first project he released under his name. in sonar festival, 2017, he premiered a new area of technical study under the title aesthetic animism which conceptually is about our understanding of nature, where our digital parallel stands while medium wise it brings together the idea of text, audio, space and light. a one piece alive poem.

today, wounded wolf press and tayga is run by atay ilgün solely with frequent collaborators and acquaintances.

his works are almost live/hybrid media only and all are ongoing and evolving experimentations.

he also is a lecturer on ‘machine intelligence and art’ in kadir has university and frequently organizes workshops on the topic.