Türkçe metin için lütfen aşağıya gidiniz Apartment Project, an art initiative producing contemporary art projects since 1999, presents 'All About Lies' bringing together work - paintings, drawings, videos and objects by 60 participants from different disciplines to be exhibited in its 23m2 space. In the exhibition brochure the project's coordinator Selda Asal describes it briefly:
When you stay abroad for some reason or other people usually prefer to ask you questions about politics rather than trying to understand your exhibition or talking about art. This is the moment when Turkey - a country that has made a rule of giving evasive answers - weighs down on you with all its sins and good deeds. Things we were taught, that were transmitted to us, things we learned through our own efforts, those we learned from writers we trust, things we know, the many things that are veiled etc. etc..a complex process lies, truths, slight truths, lightened truths, strategically reformulated truths, presupposed truths.
This exhibition is about expressing, being able to articulate lies, pretenses and illusions we are always entangled in at the points they touch us.
In a two and half month June ,July ,August 2006 studio workshop, entitled All About Lies, sixty two participants from different disciplines and countries used varying approaches to explore concepts about lies and/or the fake. When the workshop images and texts, dealing mainly with political lies from Turkey in the 1980s, were adhered to the walls, floor, ceiling, and windows, the space became illegible and chaotic. This created confusion did not just refer to a political situation, it also included personal situations, social environment and even experiences from strange, confused, blurred family interactions common in Turkey during the 1980s when it was necessary to refrain from presenting individual expressions strongly or openly. The project coordinator, Selda Asal, commented on the show by saying, I tried to use chaos and confusion to lose the trace of what I was saying, but at the same time to say what I wanted to say. Both the content and form of this exhibition related to misrepresentation.
Daha çok politik yalanlara ve 1970 lerin
sonları ve 1980 li yıllara odaklananbir sergi olan
Yalanla ilgili herşeydebirçok resim , yazı bu sergi mekanının tüm duvarları,
pencereler, tavan ve tabanında yer almıştı.Buprojenin tasarım vekoordinasyonunu sağlayanSelda Asalınsergiye
broşüründekısaca söyle yer alıyor
Yurt dışında yapıyor olduğunuzsergilere gelen insanlar genelde yaptığınızsergiyi anlamaya calışmak ,sanat konuşmaktançok ,sizepolitikayla ilgili sorular sormayi tercih ederler.Bu
,kaçamak cevap vermeyi prensip edinmişTürkiyenin, tüm günahlarıve sevaplarının bir anda üzerinize çöktüğü zamandır
Bize öğretilenler,bize aktarılanlar, bizim kendi çabamızla
öğrendiklerimiz ,güvendiğimiz yazarlardan edindiklerimiz ,bildiklerimiz ,üzeri
örtülen çokşey vs..vs çok karmakarışık bir süreç yaşanır ..yalanlar,gerçekler,
az gerçekler, yumuşatılmış gerçekler,stratejilere göre düzenlenmiş yeniden
gerçekler , bizim sandığınız gerçekler Bu sergi heran her zaman bize dolanan
yalan, sahte ,yanılsamayı bize değdiği noktalardan ifade etmek, edebilmekle
Yalanla ilgili herşey,
Hiçbirşey yolunda gitmiyor gibi
projelerinde atölye calismalarinadayanan bir yol izleyen Apartman Projesi,sorular uzerinden hareket eden, icersinde bulundugumuz
durumu,zamani sorgulayan bir mekan. Biz kimiz, ne yapariz, spesifik meselelerle
ilgili nasil düsünürüz, bulundugumuz cografyaya dair sorumlulugumuz
nedir?Bizi , beni ,tepkimizi,
tepkisizligimizi kendi anlatim dilimiz olan resim, video, ses, yerlestirme
uzerinden nasil anlatabiliriz? Hepbirlikte atolye calismalari yaparak bir
projeyi nasil olustururuz, bircok farkli bakis acisi ve farkli
malzeme kullanan sanatci
ve diger disiplinlerden katilimcilarla proje nasil bir surece girer? Bu
baslangictan cok daha uzak, bilinmez yerlere gecebilir miyiz? Bu deneysel surec
nasil yasanir ?
Apartman Projesi soru
yada soruların belirli bir yanıtını bulmaktan çok projelerin deneysel
süreçleriyle daha çok ilgileniyor,.
Yalanla ilgili herşey, yurtiçinden ve dışından 66 sanatçının
katılımıyla Apartman Projesinin tüm duvarları tavan, yer ve camları da kullanılarak 2,5 aylık bir
atölye çalısmasının sonunda 12
Eylül 2006 da izleyiciye açıldı.
The Lies Project is a web-based work by Emily Hermant that explores the
act of lying as currency and tool in the transactions and constructions of our
culture. The Project invites viewers to lie and to intervene in othersÄô
lying by altering the quality and content of their lies. In soliciting and
encouraging lies, and in allowing them to be manipulated by the viewer, The
Project fosters an interactive, anonymous, and strangely intimate virtual
community built entirely out of lies.
HermantÄôs web work is a virtual continuation of her earlier work,
which used textiles to explore notions of exaggeration, embellishment and
tall-tale telling. In the previous installation, hundreds of lies were
collected and embroidered, then pinned just off the walls of a gallery, and
finally illuminated to create a prominent shadow behind the embroidery of each
lie. The shadows cast were more visible to the eye than the embroideries
themselves--challenging how we read both lies and truth.
The artist continues her interest in constructions and perceptions of
truth by transplanting The Lies Project into cyberspace. In this virtual
context, the physical and tactile qualities of the embroidered lies are
translated into moving text and images; this creates an environment where
viewers experience the intrinsic creativity of lying. The Project also
poses questions to participants as they lie in order to break anonymity and to
provoke their interest in accountability. As a result, the project creates,
reveals, and exploresÄîsometimes with humorous and absurd effects--the
deceptions that weave together the world wide web.
+ Emily Hermant is a textile and installation artist. She holds a BFA
with Distinction in Studio Arts [Concentration: Fibres] and Religion from
Concordia University. Her work has explored ways of integrating traditional
notions of textile production with new technologies. HermantÄôs recent
interest in working on-line has been to examine the transition, translation,
and integration of these traditional and virtual practices. She is currently
working on an installation that explores issues around privacy and the body,
public space and militarization. Hermant lives and works in Montreal.
Mary Zyguri & Matteo Fraterno
Morality and Identity:
the State of Eternal Verities.
Nationalism treats national identity as
a system of absolute values, in which the relativism of ethnic shifters has
been transformed into a set of reified eternal verities: the state has always
existed .This process of reification follows the fate of the more general class
of moral-attribute shifters, but it does so within a specific and identifiable
political context. Nationalism deprives the essentially moral terminology of
identity of its relativity, imposing upon it a definitional fixity that
sometimes creates genuine difficulties and embarrassments Äìas, for example,
when the Greek state is forced to specify that Muslim citizens are eligible for
police (army) service because , although popularly known as Turks, they are in
fact Greek citizens .Indeed, it has become rather dangerous for any Greek
Muslims to call themselves Turks because of the official denial of ethnics
minoritiesÄô existence. Here all citizens is implicitly called into question
and has to be reinforced by a very explicit official statement.
When do we lie and why are we afraid to
speak up? Are we afraid of conflicts, pain and being judged? Are we afraid of
being emotional, sentimental or pathetic or is it really that its just so more
comfortable to carry across the stream that society channels us into? We often
discuss politics and global problems and yet often the case we do not have the
courage to talk to people next to us to share pain, analyze the problem and
try resolving it. I dont think we can change the whole world but what we can
do is change the world inside us and let people standing next to us help. Human
being is a social creature and language is supposed to be means for
communication and yet it is obvious people miscommunications.
I discovered pain in my heart and I was
afraid to talk about it. It was relationship with my father that I
associated whole Georgian society with. I started writing letters to my father
and sent them out to friends. I got different reactions and thoughts as a
feedback. We talked and discussed it a lot. It got the whole thing on the move
people shared their experiences some of which were very personal. I realized
thats how society functions something like a mind mapâ€. Sharing experiences
makes us richer. I discovered the movement and transformation.
Two Days to Apocalypse/flash animation videoduration: 3:40
animation is basically a series of
incidents where superman's help is needed but he either flies on his way or
contributes to the misshaps, eventually he gets shot down by a frustrated duck
hunter who mistakes him for a duck. The world is left to face its dark fate
without a hero.
Serdar Akınan, Evrim Altug, Neslinur Akgün, Nancy Atakan Altı Aylık (Kristina Kramer ve Öyku Özsoy, Sophie Nysin katılımıyla, Arzu Başaran, Burak Bedenlier, Banu Birecikligil, Özge Baykan, Gaye Boralıoğlu, Osman Bozkurt, Antonio Casentino, Elif Celebi, Dağhan Celayir, Ali Cindoruk, Thorbjorn Reuter Christiansen, Julien Collieux, Elmas Deniz, Mine Ertan, Murat Ertel, Mehmet Dere, Memed Erdener, İnci Eviner, İnci Furni, Hakan Gürsoytirak Komet, Emily Hermant, Götz Holborn, Juul Hondius & Dorothee Meyer , Perihan Magden, Basim Magdy, jillian Mcdonald, Ali Met, Erhan Muratoğlu, Eda Nazlı Noyan, Esra Okyay ,Yasemin Özkaya, Nilufer Ormanlı, Ceren Oykut, Cüneyt Özdemir, Eyüp Oz, Mustafa Pancar, Neriman Polat ,Ekin Saçlıoglu , Canan Şenol, Murat Tosyalı, Nadja Tsulukidze, Çetin Tüker, Vahit Tuna, FatmaTulin , Can Turkinan, Mustafa Uyal, Sencer Vardarman, Katleen Vermeir, Ronny Heiremans, Adnan Yıldız & Arman Akıncı, Ali Yorgancıoglu, Mary Zygouri & Matteo Fraterno