Who passes us from Dalyan town to the Kaunos Tombs and Çandır village located on both sides of the canal which joins the Aegean Sea are the rowing women. Homes and boats for these women, who have been making a living from rowing for many years, have become an extension of each other; and the relationships they established in these places and with these places have been intertwined. 'There and back' follows the daily lives of the rowing women whose lives are organized away from the patterns of the urban theories.
27.02.2020 (with the participation of Özlem Sarıyıldız)
İSTANBUL MAKAMI / ISTANBUL NOTES
dir. Özlem Sarıyıldız, Yunus Emre Aydın
TR with ENG subtitles
69'46''; 2016; Turkey
Istanbul Notes is a cinematographic improvisation with five musicians from abroad who fall in love with the Maqam Music (Classical Ottoman Music) and decide to live in Turkey believing that music might best be learned in the lands it was born and performed. Each has different stories but the desire to find their own paths despite modern times’ obligations intersects their roads. Constructing three layers -music, İstanbul and combination of both in the filmic platform- the film is a modern times fairytale in praise of İstanbul and its classical music; a film about obstinacy, desire, looking for one’s own raison d’etre, travelling, and the power of music to understand the other and express oneself in the pursuit of intertwining stories following passion.
THE EARTH DOES NOT FORGET is a multi-media installation and performance where the sounds of the revolts across the world echo in each other, where our words are engraved on earth to remember the images of our struggles for justice. It starts with Gezi and spreads along with times and geographies. It tells both a personal story and a collection of personal stories. It desires to speak every language, and speak through each of them. And I have to say, it is naive, yet persistent. THE EARTH DOES NOT FORGET is a section of ongoing artistic research that continuously seeks collaboration. I asked my friends from 20 countries, the ones I could reach, to send me the slogans they chant(ed). They sent them to me along with their stories. Then, I engraved the words they claimed on earth. Now, I would like to present these tiles to you. Come! Join us and take them home with you. Bring your words to the table and let's toast them. --------------- DIE ERDE VERGISST NICHT ist eine Multimediale Installation und performance, in der die weltweiten Sounds der Aufstände und Rebellionen nachhallen; in der unsere Wörter in die Erde graviert sind und an die Bilder von unseren Kämpfen für Gerechtigkeit zu erinnern. Es beginnt mit Gezi und breitet sich dann zeitlich und geografisch aus. Die Installation erzählt eine persönliche Geschichte, ist aber auch die Sammlung von vielen Geschichten. Sie will jede Sprache sprechen und durch jede Sprache zu sprechen. Ich muss zugeben: Es ist naiv und dennoch hartnäckig. DIE ERDE VERGISST NICHT ist eine andauernde künstlerische Suche, die kontinuierlich auf der Suche nach Kooperationen ist. In 20 Ländern habe alle meine Freund*innen, die ich erreichen konnte, gebeten, mir die Slogans und Sprüche zu schicken, die sie singen und sangen. Sie haben sie zusammen mit ihren Geschichten geschickt und ich habe ihre Wörter auf Erde geschrieben. Diese Keramikkacheln möchte ich euch nun präsentieren. Kommt! Schließt euch an und nehmt sie mit nach Hause. Bringt eure Slogans an den Tisch und stoßt auf sie an. ----------------- “The Earth Does Not Forget” is supported by Bezirksamt Neukölln von Berlin Abteilung Bildung, Schule, Kultur und Sport Fachbereich Kultur.
The selected films present alternatives narratives outside the dominant ones, breaking the binary structures to intersectional understandings between class, race, gender and religion.
The third cinemas brings decolonized transformative perspectives. Using the immediate, sometimes precarious, technology to bring voice to those who can’t express their own vision, questioning the visual regime from the west.
Understanding south as a counterpoint to neocolonialism, neofascism, social exclusion and marginalization.
“persistency through impermanence: re-location and transformation in the artistic practices...
After the panel-discussion, the artists will talk about their works and the exhibition process.
Moderator: Adnan Yildiz
Selda Asal, Özlem Sarıyıldız, Sümer Sayın
Date: 15 October 2019, 18:00
The exhibition ‘Condition Room’ traces the ways in which artists reflect on their ongoing and compelling shift from being a newcomer to becoming gradually a Berliner. The participants of the first panel (also contributors to the exhibition) will discuss the concrete impacts of their lives in the city of Berlin on their art production and hint at the possible trajectories their practices might take in the coming years.
The second panel will be focusing on the making of the exhibition. The exhibition crew will altogether assess the experience of the ‘Condition Room’, the conception of its thematic framework, the preparation of the architectural setting responding to this framework, the accumulated knowhow of working collectively, the inspirations of the project and meditate about what the next step would/should be.