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The twentieth century was characterized by the breaking of bonds between man and nature. In his famous article titled “Why Look at Animals?” John Berger underscores the historical aspect of this relationship. Coetaneous with the invention of the lm, for many curious people, most notably for Muybridge, animal activities were the subject of case studies carried out with visual devices for understanding the phenomenon of motion. Horse racing as a popular phenomenon is the subject of this work not only because of its visual spectacle but more about its structure which heavily depends on data analysis and numeric representation of living beings. Horse racing is mostly based on these abstract representation of race horses.

Looking at global trade flows, stock market data is nothing but an abstract representation of masses of food, goods, people etc. and animals are no exception. Everything, every action, every bit of information regarding these processes is traced and represented in abstract forms in a way that is not very different from the data, abstract representation of race horses. Turbo shows the dressing up and equipping of a race horse. e race horse being dressed is the champion racing horse in İstanbul, 2010. e muscle twitches of the horse represent glitches in the global data flow.

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