In the Humanless series, artist Muge Bilgin focuses on the conflict between “the system” and “mankind” set against the backdrop of city environment. The result is a tragic dehumanization of the “mankind’s”, objectification and complete elimination of “one self”.
The city epitomizes concentration of power; it is the center of consumption that puts “mankind” on a perpetual conveyer belt. We constantly consume and are being consumed. We are being reduced to a mere function or an object.
The tragedy of the situation is that we ourselves have legitimized this “system”. The society that we have created demands concentration of power to supervise “mankind”, it is a machine that feeds on consumption to create more consumption. The consciousness of alienation and objectification is what dominates our society. In order to function, “the system” demands total surrender of humankind.