Archive for ‘July, 2013’

Vineyard “Story of an end”

Vineyard’ (has two meanings in Turkish: vineyard and relation) documentary project is about a vineyard which is stuck between apartment blocks existing in city of Izmir. As little houses and the natural life around them is being destroyed on capitalist purposes such as building apartment blocks, this vineyard is having it’s last summer in the nature. The owner Mr. Mümin resisted for years to protect the place and his animals from contractors. The other vineyards around became apartment blocks gradually and some are being destroyed recently. In about six months, the natural life will be destroyed, trees will be cut, animals will disappear. Construction will start. In two years, the nature will be turned into concretes as it happened in all places called cities. The project is to document the life in the vineyard and it’s end (finished blocks in the vineyard area). It is to remember the nature destroyed by human beings under our cities.

 

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Remapping Europe screenings in Istanbul continue

Remapping Europe screenings in Istanbul continue

Gezi Park ScreeningDocumentarist screening of Remapping Europe videos @ Gezi Park

Remapping Europe Istanbul remix videos were showcased by Doc Next Network partner MODE Istanbul as part of Documentarist 2013 Festival’s Special Screenings Program, which coincided with the beginning of the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul. Remapping Europe videos from Turkey were screened on the 5th of June and a selection of Remapping Europe videos from Spain, Poland and Turkey were screened on the 6th of June as well as an international selection of Doc Next Shorts on the same day in the evening at SALT Beyoglu’s Open Theater.

During this time, Gezi Park had already transformed from a place of active protests against police force into forums of political discussions, and where mini concerts and film screenings were held. As an extension of these events, a small selection of Remapping Europe videos (‘Portmanteau’, ‘How Do You Know Tarlabasi’, ‘Migrant-Settler’) were also showcased at Gezi Park as part of Documentarist.

Documentarist screening of Remapping Europe videos @ SALT Beyoglu

This gave way to an initiative of MODE Istanbul to hold an ongoing series of screenings after the Gezi protests had turned into small meetings across Istanbul’s many neighborhood parks as gathering places for people to collectively discuss the events and to formulate demands and solutions in the form of forums.

The first screening was held at Cihangir Park, in the Beyoğlu district, last week on the 27th of June, which included a selection of  Remapping Europe and relevant Gezi Park videos. A Vimeo channelGezi MODE has also been launched to collect relevant videos for similar showcases to follow at different parks in Istanbul.

 

Q&A after Documentarist screening of Remapping Europe videos @SALT Beyoglu

There will be another screening today on the 4th of July at Cihangir Park; MODE Istanbul will be organising a screening of the film ‘Ecumenopolis’ about urban transformation with the presence of the director Imre Azem. A Remapping Europe Istanbul remix ‘Gurbet City’ will be also shown before it. These events are made a part Lab MODE that will continue throughout the year as a part of Doc Next Network’s European media labs held by the different hubs.

Screening @ Cihangir Park

Documentarist screening of Remapping Europe videos @ SALT Beyoglu

 

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AGORAPHOBIA – Investigating Turkey’s Urban Transformation. A Road Movie. (Trailer)

In October 2012, an international team of architects, urban planners and a small film crew spent five days in Turkey to study the urban transformation process in three cities: Ankara, Bursa and Istanbul. This is their story.

 

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/69409703″>AGORAPHOBIA – Investigating Turkey’s Urban Transformation. A Road Movie. (Trailer)</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user11856816″>Chris Luth</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Portmanteu – Remapping Europe Remix Project

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/66992620″>Portmanteu</a&gt; from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/handezerkin”>Hande Zerkin</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

“Bavul hazırlamak, yolculuk etmek güzel şey. Tabii eğer tatile çıkıyorsan…”
“Portmanteau” adlı remix çalışması Hande Zerkin tarafından Remapping Europe İstanbul Atölyesi kapsamında hazırlandı.

Remapping Europe projesi İspanya, Polonya, Türkiye ve İngiltere’de göç olgusuyla yaşayan ve bu konuya duyarlı olan genç multimedya yaratıcılarını ve sanatçıları her nesilden geniş kitlelerle bir araya getirmeyi, Avrupa ve çevresine dair kapsayıcı bir kültürel uygulamaya ve yeni bir algıya katkıda bulunmayı amaçlayan araştırmacı bir sanat projesidir. Proje kapsamında, genişletilmiş (expanded) eğitim için yeni yöntemler yaratmaya yönelik çalışmalar, medya yaratıcıları ve sanatçılar için atölyeler, herkesin kullanımına açık bir medya koleksiyonu, bir araştırma yayını ve bir seminer yer almaktadır.

Remapping Europe, gençler ile çalışan, belgesel ve diğer medya yapımlarını destekleyen bağımsız kültürel kuruluşların oluşturduğu uluslararası bir ortaklık ağı olan Doc Next Network’ün projesidir; Türkiye ortağı MODE İstanbul’dur. Doc Next, gerçekleştirdiği çalışmalarla ‘belgesel’i yeniden tanımlarken, geleneksel medya ile katılımcı ve özgür bir kültür anlayışı arasında köprü kurar. Remapping Europe aktivitelerinin temel prensibi de, önceden yaratılmış ve çeşitli arşivlerde yer alan görsel-işitsel materyallerin bir araya getirilerek ve “karıştırılarak” yeni medya yapıtlarının ortaya konması anlamına gelen “re-mix” metoduna ve özgür kültür bilincine dayalıdır. Bu metodu kullanarak hedeflenen, Avrupa ve çevresindeki toplumlarda yaşayan göçmenlere dair varolan baskın imgeleri ve anlatıları yeni bir belgesel anlatısı çerçevesinden bakarak gözden geçirmek, araştırmak, değerlendirmek ve sonuçta Avrupa’yı görsel, coğrafi ve zihinsel olarak yeniden tasarlamak ve hayal etmektir. Bu proje ortak kültürel mirasımıza katkıda bulunmak ve kolektif hafızamızda geleceğe yönelik bir referans noktası oluşturmak amacıyla tasarlanmıştır.
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“Packing and traveling are nice things. If only you were going on vacation…”
“Portmanteau” was completed by Hande Zerkin at Remapping Europe Istanbul Atelier.

Remapping Europe project is an investigative arts project that aims to contribute to an inclusive cultural practice and a new imagery in and of Europe by connecting young creative media-makers and artists living in Spain, Poland, Turkey and the UK, who have migrant perspectives, to wider European inter-generational audiences. The project involves creating new methods for expanded education, workshops for creative media-makers, a free-use media collection, a research publication and a seminar.

Remapping Europe is a project of Doc Next Network, an international partnership of independent cultural organizations working with young people, supporting their documentary and other media productions; its partner is MODE Istanbul in Turkey. Through its efforts, Doc Next seeks to redefine “documentary” and to create a link between the traditional media and the constantly developing world of free culture. To this end, the activities of Remapping Europe stem from one underlying principle: re-mixing of media as a method to re-view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imagery of migrants in European societies; ultimately, to ‘re-map’ Europe visually, geographically and mentally. An important result of the project is the archival and creative exposure of present-day perspectives of young (future) citizens on migration, as captured in creative media. It contributes to the European cultural heritage and is a future point of reference in our collective memory.

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