watercolour, collage 2017 26”w, 20”h
A military coup attempt in Turkey and Pokémon Go’s viral popularity occurred simultaneously in the summer of 2016. The video game centers around fictional creatures which humans (Pokémon Trainers) catch and train to battle each other. Foer wanted to understand what these two simultaneous events meant for our civilization. In this work, the artist presents Turkish architectural decoration combined with images of Pokémon characters, and the target used to pinpoint their location is a compositional device that unifies these seemingly disparate subjects.