‘Sis / Fog / Nebel
Who knows where we are?’ Apartman Projesi August1st, @6PM
Project Space Festival
This project is supported by SAHA.
Constellation of works by the contributing artists
Borga Kantürk, Evrim Kavcar, Gökçe Suvari, Gümüş Özdeş, Özge Topçu, Merve Ünsal, Selda Asal, Sevgi Ortaç
at 7:00PM half hour lecture performance by Merve Ünsal
Artists from Istanbul, Izmir, and Mardin have come together in Berlin at Apartment Project in July for a month-long experience of communal living and production. This marks the beginning of a one-year-long process called Mist. Aiming for low visibility and high presence, the artists are considering positions, actions, and presence they can take in response to the accelerating trans-geographic state of exception.
Apartment Project would like to welcome you to discuss the outcomes, leftovers, and artefacts of this first phase to consider where we are. At the space will be installations, works on paper, collectively produced zines, films, and artist books.
As a group of artists came together to form a temporary collective under the name of Mist, the idea was to articulate at a time when the conceptual and visual frameworks that artists work with seem to fall short. To try to talk about the contemporary times indirectly, using allegories, metaphors, and self-inflicted filters, contributing artists of Mist are looking for modes of expression to both overcome and infiltrate our quotidian.
„Wer weis wo wir sind?“ Apartment Project, 1. August @ 18 Uhr
eine Zusammenstellung von Arbeiten der Teilnehmenden Künstlerinnen und Künstler Borga Kantürk, Evrim Kavcar, Gökçe Suvari, Gümüş Özdeş, Özge Topçu, Merve Ünsal, Selda Asal, Sevgi Ortaç
ERÖFFNUNG 1. August um 18 Uhr // 19 Uhr Lecture-Performance vonMerve Ünsal
Künstler*innen aus Istanbul, Izmir und Mardin trafen im Juli im Apartment Project in Berlin zusammen, um als Kollektiv einen Monat lang gemeinsam zu Wohnen und zu Arbeiten. Dieser Monat markiert den Beginn eines einjährigen Prozesses mit dem Namen Mist. Mit dem Ziel möglichst unauffällig aber mit größtmöglicher Präsenz zu agieren, erforschen die Künstler*innen Positionen, Handlungen und Formen der Präsenz, als Antwort auf den sich immer mehr beschleunigenden transgeografischen Ausnahmezustand.
Apartment Project lädt Euch ein, die Ergebnisse, Artefakte und Überbleibsel dieser ersten Phase gemeinsam zu diskutieren und darüber nachzudenken wer wir sind.
Zu sehen sind Installationen, Arbeiten auf Papier, gemeinsam produzierte Zines, Filme und Künstler*innen-Bücher
Als die Künstler*innengruppe zusammen kam, um ein temporäres Kollektiv mit dem Namen Mist zu gründen, war die Idee, sich in einer Zeit zu artikulieren, in der die konzeptuellen und visuellen Rahmenbedingungen mit denen Künstler*innen arbeiten scheinbar eingeschränkt waren. Um über aktuelle Themen indirekt sprechen zu können, benutzen die Künstler*innen von Mist Allegorien, Metaphern, und selbstgenerierte Filter und suchen nach Methoden, gleichzeitig den Alltag zu bewältigen und zu infiltrieren.
Apartment Project ist ein Kunstverein für kollaboratives künstlerisches Arbeiten im Spannungsfeld lokaler und globaler Verständigung. Das Apartment Project beschäftigt sich primär mitKunst im Politischen Kontext, Transdisziplinarität und Experimentalität und Kunst und Kulturelle Bildung.
Das Apartment Projekt wurde 1999 als einer der ersten unabhängigen Kunstraum von Video-Künstlerin Selda Asal in Istanbul gegründet.
Seit 2012 ist das Apartment Project als eingetragener Kunstverein und Projektraum in Berlin-Neukölln aktiv. Das Apartment Project fördert seit seiner Gründung künstlerische Kollaborationen, die die Grenzen zwischen Kunst- und Alltagswelten herausfordern. Dies spiegelt sich im Residenzprogramm, dem Werkstatt-Ausbau von onoff sowie in der Zusammenarbeit der Kollektive.
Seitdem fungiert Apartment Projekt als Plattform für Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen, Workshops, interdisziplinäre Gemeinschaftsprojekte, Performances, Diskussionen und Treffen türkischer und internationaler KünstlerInnen, insbesondere aus den Nachbarstaaten der Türkei. In diesem Zusammenhang hat das Apartment Projekt unter anderem KünstlerInnen aus der zeitgenössischen Kunst- und Kulturszene eingeladen an mobilen Workshops im Südkaukasus und in den Balkanstaaten teilzunehmen .
Das Apartment Project beschäftigt sich primär mit Kunst im politischen Kontext,Transdisziplinarität / Experimentalität und Kunst und kulturelle Bildung.
Transdisziplinarität und Experimentalität
Die kollaborativen und transdiziplinären Arbeiten in diversen künstlerischen und wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen (Medienkunst, Architektur, Performance, Urbanistik) des Apartment Projects suchen den Austausch über normative und ästhetische Grenzen hinweg. Das Schaffen neuer ästhetischer Formen und Sprachen, gegenseitige Inspiration und das Verschieben von disziplinären Grenzen stehen im Zentrum des “kooperativen Experimentierens”.
Kunst im politischen Kontext
Apartment Project e.V. fördert künstlerische und kuratorische Projekte, die dominante Narrative sozialer und politischer Ordnung in Frage stellen, neue Formen von Solidarität imaginieren und mit kreativ-künstlerischen Mitteln Nationalismus, Diskriminierung und Unterdrückung entgegenwirken.
Kunst und kulturelle Bildung
Das Apartment Project engagiert sich in sozialen und kulturellen Bildungsprojekten, die im Zusammenarbeit mit lokalen Bildungspartnern entstehen und öffentlich gefördert werden. Wir realisieren künstlerische und gestalterische Workshop-Projekte vor allem mit bildungsbenachteiligten Jugendlichen in unserem Stadtteil Neukölln, aber auch in anderen Ländern wie Frankreich, Dänemark, Armenien oder der Türkei. Dabei spielen Themen der urbanen Entwicklung, der digitalen Bilderflut und der wachsende Rolle der digitalen Informationstechnologien genauso eine Rolle, wie Probleme im Kultur- und Bildungsbereich, Arbeits- und Perspektivlosigkeit, Migrationsgeschichten, Rassismus, demografischer Wandel und Flüchtlingsströme.
The music video “Searching for a peaceful sky”! Six young people, some of them underage refugees, have put their feelings into words. Hear their strong stories of war, survival and hope. 2+1 (Selda Asal and Özgur Erkök) who did a collage text, beat and video workshop in Drammen, Norway 2016. produced by Transnational Arts Production (TrAP),Stiftelsen3,14 and Interkultur-Drammen kommune to the exhibition ‘Mother Tongue’ curated by Malin Barth and Brynjar Bjerkem.
Apartment Project was established in 1999 by Selda Asal as the first artist-run space in Istanbul. Since its inception, Apartment Project has served as a platform for collaboration and cooperation, bringing together artists from different backgrounds to create provocative and innovative work.
In 2012, Apartment Project moved to Berlin-Neukölln and became legally recognized in Germany as an Eingetragener Verein (registered association). Since then, it has also functioned as a mentoring and umbrella organization for a small group of art collectives whose philosophies are in line with Apartment Project’s mission.
Apartment Project supports artistic initiatives that embody the spirit ofinterdisciplinarity and collaboration, often in mobile or international contexts.The organization has realized numerous projects in Turkey, Germany, the South Caucasus, the Balkans, and Iran. In all of these localities, Apartment Project fosters work that fits within its central areas of interest.
Our central areas of interest are: politically engaged art, transdisciplinary experimentation, and cultural community outreach.
Art in Political Context
Projects addressing systems of power and social/physical violence.
Apartment Project supports art that questions dominant narratives of social and political order, and unflinchingly aims to build forms of solidarity. We facilitate work that uses inspiration and creativity to counter forces of nationalism, discrimination, and oppression.
Cross-pollination. Discovery of new forms and functions.
Apartment Project invites practitioners from a wide range of traditions to come together and create works that push the boundaries of art, media, and science.
Cultural Community Outreach
Socially conscious art and education.
Apartment Project is committed to engaging its broad community through social, cultural, and educational initiatives. Our organization reaches out of neighbors, youth, and at-risk or oppressed populations to empower them to tell their own stories across all forms of media.
Sit Behind My Eyes (autoscopie), pres by Apartment Project as part of Transmediale Vorspiel CTM 2016 sit behind my eyes is a virtual reality environment designed to mirror the process of visual perception. It records the light, speed and texture of the information penetrating the iris of an eye looking out of a traveling train window. The once overwhelming realism of one of Lumière Brothers’ first films “L’arrivée d’un train” brought the gaze of the observer and the camera’s eye into the same point creating one of the first, most affective moments of cinema history. Overwhelming in a more abstract sense, sit behind my eyes focuses the attention of the observer into the percept of the ride from the point of view of a daydreamer.
”… watched her drifting into that strange no-man’s land where to follow people is impossible and yet their going inflicts such a chill on those who watch them that they always try at least to follow them with their eyes as one follows a fading ship until the sails have sunk beneath the horizon.”
autoscopie is a virtual reality research group founded by Filiz Avunduk, Mert Akbal and Zeynep Akbal 2015 in Berlin. The focus of our research lies on alteration of mind states through the use of emerging virtual reality and HCI devices. We conceptualize and realize installations and devise hands-on workshops to gather qualitative data with an artistic and philosophical approach for our individual research purposes. Currently we work on topics like the body, notions of virtual time and space, virtual body swapping, self-perception in virtual worlds and dreams as a biological form of virtual reality.
Vorspiel Opening at ACUD MACHT NEU
Veteranenstraße 21, 101
19 Berlin, Germany
For the fourth year in a row, transmediale – festival for art and digital culture berlin and CTM Festival cooperate with a local network of project spaces, galleries, and independent cultural actors to present an extended Berlin-wide event series. Coordinated through the all-year initiative transmediale/reSource, a variety of partners and venues have curated several projects at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture, as well as in the field of experimental sound and music.
Opening on 15.1. at ACUD MACHT NEU, Vorspiel 2016 continues with daily events until 7.2.2016. More on the complete Vorspiel program:
Preliminary Material for 2022 (Maximilian Schmoetzer), pres by Ashley Berlin
Behavioural pattern, 45 (Valentina Besegher), pres by Labor Neunzehn
Hypernatural Sounds #2: Unheard, pres by SomoS & Pedro Lopes
Urban Media Interventions, pres by Public Art Lab
Sit Behind My Eyes (autoscopie), pres by Apartment Project Berlin e.V.Mert Akbal, Filiz Avunduk, Zeynep Akbal – sit behind my eyes, still, 2015
sit behind my eyes, still, 2015
2+1 – Music Video Project wheretogo //live sound track performance
stay with me
Türkçe metin aşağıdadır / Scroll down for English text
Ali Miharbi, Anti-Pop, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Ayşe Küçük, Azra Deniz Okyay, Balca Ergener-Meltem Ahıska, Berkay Tuncay, Burçak Bingöl, Carla Mercedes Hihn Ceren Oykut, Christine Kriegerowski, Çiğdem Hasanoğlu, Devrim Ck, Devrim Karabeyoğlu, Didem Erk Eda Gecikmez, Ekin Saçlıoğlu, Elif Çelebi, Elmas Deniz, Endam Acar, Erdağ Aksel, Erhan Öze, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Eser Selen, Fatma Belkıs, Fatma Çiftçi, Fatih Aydoğdu, Ferhat Özgür, Figen Aydıntaşbaş, Fulya Çetin, Genco Gülan, Gonca Sezer, Gökçe Süvari, Gökhan Deniz, Göksu Kunak, Gülçin Aksoy, Gül Kozacıoğlu, Gümüş Özdeş, Güneş Savaş, Güneş Terkol, Gözde İlkin, Hale Tenger, Hubert Sommerauer İlhan Sayın, Inci Furni, İpek Duben, İremTok, Melike Kılıç, Merve Çanakçı, Merve Şendil, Mischa Rescka, Murat Tosyalı, Nalan Yırtmaç, Nancy Atakan, Nazım Dikbaş, Neriman Polat, Nurcan Gündoğan, Onur Ceritoğlu, Onur Gökmen, ÖzgürAtlagan- Bengi Güldogan, Özgür Demirci, Özgür Erkök Moroder, Özge Enginöz, Rülçhan Şahinoğlu, Raziye Kubat, Sabine Küpher Büsch-Thomas Büsch, Seda Hepsev,Seçil Yersel, Sena Başöz, Senem Denli, Sevim Sancaktar, Sevil Tunaboylu, Sevgi Ortaç, Suat Öğüt, Sümer Sayın, Şafak Çatalbaş, Ulufer Çelik, Yaprak Kırdök, Yasemin Özcan, Yasemin Nur, Yeşim Ağaoğlu, Zeyno Pekünlü
back stage: Selda Asal
Davor und auch danach starben viele Menschen, wurden getötet. Kriege sind nicht zu Ende und werden es niemals sein.
Kriegsrecht, nicht zu rechtfertigende Hinrichtungen, Militärregierungen, Völkermorde … Wirklich, was hat uns in jenen Zeiten am Leben gehalten … Wie haben wir das, was passiert ist, gesehen? Was haben wir gesehen? Oder konnten wir überhaupt sehen? Wenn wir nicht mehr in der Lage waren zu sehen, was hat uns erblinden lassen? Vielleicht haben wir uns an vieles gewöhnt, sind immun gegen alles geworden.
Vielleicht sind wir abgestumpft, weil wir jede Nacht die “Live-Berichterstattung” verfolgt haben. Ja, wahrscheinlich haben wir deshalb so oft durch die Kanäle geschaltet und anderen Träumen erlaubt, uns in ihren Bann zu ziehen. Ja, das war das Vergessen, und wir haben gelernt zu vergessen.
Ich kehre zur ersten Frage zurück: Was war es? Was ist passiert? Kennen wir die Antwort?
In jedem Augenblick geschah so viel, dass der Satz zu unserer eigenen Täuschung feststand. Aber wir konnten einfach nicht mithalten.
An einem Punkt, als wir einfach nur da standen, begann “etwas” anderes. Wir waren auf den Straßen. Seite an Seite. Wir kannten uns nicht einmal, aber wir standen Seite an Seite. Wir waren dort. Wir haben gelernt, unsere Türen offen zu halten, Eimer voll Wasser vor die Wohnung zu stellen und im Falle einer Festnahme ein Dokument mit unseren Rechten an der Wohnungstür zu hinterlassen. Wir twitterten uns gegenseitig die Situation aus jeder Straße, die wir passierten.
Es war Hoffnung. Der Geist der Solidarität, die Herausforderung, Seite an Seite zu stehen.
Dann … Nichts hat sich geändert. Wir zogen uns von der Aussenwelt zurück.
Jetzt sind wir müde.
Ist es möglich, sich an diese Hoffnung noch einmal zu erinnern?
Wir müssen irgendwo anfangen …
Das Projekt “Stay with me” setzt hier an und verbindet Notizen, Dokumentation und Zeichnung, um mit der Assoziation dieser Erzählungen die Hoffnung, die wir hatten, wiederaufleben zu lassen.
Der Titel “Stay with me” beschreibt die letzte Anstrengung, wenn die Hoffnung schwindet: “Halte durch, gib nicht auf.” Es wurde ein Slogan, ein Ausdruck für eine kollektive Anstrengung, in die jeder involviert ist und bei der alle gemeinsam durchhalten.
Das Projekt “Stay with me” zeigt Notizbücher von 84 Teilnehmer_innen, in denen die grenzenlose Angst, die Unsicherheit, die Existenz im Verborgenen aber auch die Hoffnung, die Wirklichkeit, die Zukunft und eben die “Augenblicke” zum Vorschein kommen. Die Ausstellung ist zwischen dem 27. November und dem 24. Dezember im Apartment Project Berlin zu sehen.
Hertzbergstrasse 13 12055 Neukölln, Berlin T: 030 54 49 49 54
stay with me
Before and even after, many people died, were killed. Wars have not yet ended and never will.
There was so much happening at every single moment that the sentence we had constructed to fool ourselves was ready; we just weren’t able to keep up.
At a point, as we were just standing there, “something” else began. We were on the streets. Side by side. We didn’t even know each other, but we were side by side. We were there. We had learned to keep our doors open, to put buckets full of water in front of the apartment, and in case of arrest: to post a document showing our rights on the door of the apartment, and to note the situation on every street we passed , and tweet it to one another.
This was hope itself. The spirit of solidarity, the challenge, standing side by side.
Is it possible to remember this hope?
We have to start somewhere…
‘Stay With me’ project takes from here; taking notes, documenting, drawing; remembering the hope with the association of these narrations.
The title ‘Stay with me; is chosen because it expresses a last resort when the hope is fading “hold on, don’t give up’. It grew as a slogan that expresses a collective effort where everyone is involved and holding on together.
‘Stay with me project’ is composed of notebooks that indicate limitless fear, insecurity, existence in obscurity as well as hope, reality, future and the ‘moment’, by 84 participants. The exhibition can be seen in Apartment Project Berlin, between November 27 and December 24.
stay with me
Daha önce ve sonra da çok insan öldü, öldürüldü. Savaşlar henüz bitmedi ve hiç bir zaman da bitmeyecek.
Sıkı yönetimler, yargısız infazlar, askeri idareler, kadın cinayetleri… Sahi biz o zamanlar neresinden tutunmuştuk hayata… Nasıl bakıyorduk, neyi görüyorduk? Ya da göremiyorsak ne körleştirmişti bizi?
Belki de alışmıştık çok şeye, kanıksamıştık.
Her gece ¨naklen yayın” adı altında izlediklerimiz belki de bizi duyarsızlaştırmıştı. Belki de bu yüzden sık sık kanal değiştiriyorduk ve stay with me başka hayallerin bizi sürüklemesine izin veriyorduk. Unutmak deniyordu buna ve bunu öğrenmeyi başarmıştık.
İlk soruya dönersek: Neydi? Ne olmuştu?
Her an o kadar çok şey oluyordu ki, kendimizi aldatacak cümlemiz hazırdi; yetişemiyorduk.
Ve bir noktada öylece beklerken başka bir ‘şey’ başladı. Sokaktaydık. Yan yanaydık. tanımıyorduk ama yan yanaydık. Oradaydık. Kapılarımızı açık bırakmayı, kapı önüne su dolu kovalar koymayı, tutuklanma halinde haklarımızı bildiren maddeleri apartman girişlerine asmayı öğrenmiştik – geçtiğimiz her sokaktaki durumu bildiren notları birbirimize tweetlemeyi de.
Bu umudun kendisiydi. Dayanışma ruhu, mücadele ve yan yana var olma.
Sonra … Birşey değişmedi… Tekrar içimize kapandık.
Şimdi artık yorgunuz.
Peki umudu yeniden hatırlamak mümkün mü?
Bir yerden başlamalı… ‘stay with me’ tam da buradan yola çıkıyor,notlar tutmak, belgelemek, çizmek : umudu bu anlatıların birlikteliğiyle yeniden kurmak. Umudun en azaldığı anlarda son bir çaba için sarf edilen ‘uyuma, dayan’ sözlerinin ingilizce karşılığı ‘Stay with me’ bu yüzden proje başlığı olarak seçildi. Herkesin dahil olduğu, kolektif çabayı ve birbirine tutunmayı ifade eden bir slogana dönüştü.
‘Stay with me’ 84 katılımcının ürettiği, sınırsız korkuyu, güvensizliği, belirsizlik içerisinde var olmayı olduğu kadar ümidi, gerçeği, geleceği ve o an’ı gösteren defterlerden oluşuyor.
Selda Asal ‘ın girişimiyle gerçekleşleştirilecek olan bu sergide Ali Miharbi, Anti-Pop, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Ayşe Küçük, Azra Deniz Okyay, Balca Ergener-Meltem Ahıska, Berkay Tuncay, Burçak Bingöl, Carla Mercedes Hihn Ceren Oykut, Christine Kriegerowski, Çiğdem Hasanoğlu, Devrim Ck, Devrim Karabeyoğlu, Didem Erk Eda Gecikmez, Ekin Saçlıoğlu, Elif Çelebi, Elmas Deniz, Endam Acar, Erdağ Aksel, Erhan Öze, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Eser Selen, Fatma Belkıs, Fatma Çiftçi, Fatih Aydoğdu, Ferhat Özgür, Figen Aydıntaşbaş, Fulya Çetin, Genco Gülan, Gonca Sezer, Gökçe Süvari, Gökhan Deniz, Göksu Kunak, Gülçin Aksoy, Gül Kozacıoğlu, Gümüş Özdeş, Güneş Savaş, Güneş Terkol, Gözde İlkin, Hale Tenger, Hubert Sommerauer İlhan Sayın, Inci Furni, İpek Duben, İremTok, Melike Kılıç, Merve Çanakçı, Merve Şendil, Mischa Rescka, Murat Tosyalı, Nalan Yırtmaç, Nancy Atakan, Nazım Dikbaş, Neriman Polat, Nurcan Gündoğan, Onur Ceritoğlu, Onur Gökmen, ÖzgürAtlagan- Bengi Güldogan, Özgür Demirci, Özgür Erkök Moroder, Özge Enginöz, Rülçhan Şahinoğlu, Raziye Kubat, Sabine Küpher Büsch-Thomas Büsch, Seda Hepsev,Seçil Yersel, Sena Başöz, Senem Denli, Sevim Sancaktar, Sevil Tunaboylu, Sevgi Ortaç, Suat Öğüt, Sümer Sayın, Şafak Çatalbaş, Ulufer Çelik, Yaprak Kırdök, Yasemin Özcan, Yasemin Nur, Yeşim Ağaoğlu, Zeyno Pekünlü yer alacaklardır.
Sergi 27 Kasım-24 Aralık tarihleri arasında Berlin Apartman Projesi’nde izlenilebilir.
Collective Film Project
collective film project is a sub project group of Apartment Project.
It aims to bring together artists from different disciplines and experiences in Berlin, shaped by an intense 24/7 communal living, working, researching situation, in order to explore a language, invented through a site specific and collaborative process for experimenting with the experience of collective film production.
5 artists from Istanbul and 2 artists from Berlin have resided under these conditions at Apartment Project Berlin for a period of 1 month.
The film titled ‘WhereToGo?’ has been developed through online dialogs between the participating artists within a few months after the month long collective living-working-producing experience.
The process, which began with a lottery, scattered the group to different districts of the city for the collection of texts, objects, emotions, gestures, photographs and videos which were to be shared with the rest of the group. The findings have been followed through the collaborative process, resulting in responses that influenced probabilities and outcomes. Multiplied through games and experiments.
The film is shaped around the efforts and struggles of a group of stressed, banished and stuck people looking for an exit, whom have fallen in dystopia.
directors actresses actors scriptwriters editors
Güneş Terkol, Irem Tok, Iz Oztat, Ozgür Erkök Moroder,Selda Asal, Sevim Sancaktar
post production team Selda Asal, Ozgür Erkok Moroder
editing Selda Asal
sound Cem Akkan, Selda Asal
stage Berk Asal
costum Christoph Moroder
Collective Film Project , kfp is collaboration of artists (artist as definition has been used in wider sense in here) from different backgrounds.
The collaboration requires participation of each member to collective living and producing.
It is widely open any daily circumstances, stances and chances.
Old movies, performances, literature will be widely used as advisory materials.
Aims: KfP aims to give a start from point to which with 7/24 living/workshops searching for some ways of nurturing an experience. It is centered on process of participants who will accompany with each other to deal on potential combinations of made-up language. This language would be site specific and for that duration of collaboration as in the making of a Movie or as in staging.
Within this frame 5 artist from Istanbul and 2 artists from Berlin will live together inside Apartment Project for a month. After a month mind map-s of that period will be connected into montage, editing through the presentation screened on outdoor windows.
workshops is realized 7th September- 7 October, the post production will be finished on 21th November.
kfp (kolektif film projesi), Apartman Projesi’nin bir alt proje grubudur. Farklı pratikleri ve deneyimleri olan sanatçıların Berlin’de bir araya gelerek, 7/24 birlikte yaşama, çalışma ve araştırmalarla şekillenen bir süreçte, mekana özel ve işbirliği sürecinden doğan icad edilmiş bir dilin olanaklarını araştırarak, kolektif olarak film yapmayı deneyimlemelerini amaçlamaktadır. Bu çerçevede, İstanbul’dan 5, Berlin’den 2 sanatçı bir ay boyunca Apartman Projesi Berlin’de yaşadı.
WhereToGo? (NereyeGitmeli?) adlı film, Berlin’deki kolektif yaşama, çalışma, deneyim ve üretimin ardından birkaç ay boyunca internet üzerinden devam eden diyaloglar ile şekillendi.]
Bir kura oyunuyla başlayan süreçte herkes şehrin farklı yerlerine savrularak biriktirdiği metin, nesne, jest, duygu, fotoğraf ve video gibi malzemeleri grubun geri kalanı ile paylaştı ve bunu takip eden kolektif süreçlerde, söz konusu malzemelere verilen tepkilerden birtakım ihtimaller belirdi. Oyun ve deneylerle çoğaldı.
Film, sıkışmış, yerlerinden edilmiş, baskı altında kalmış ve bir çıkış arayışındaki yorgun bir takım insanların içine düştükleri distopik bir mekandaki mücadele ve çabalamaları etrafında şekilleniyor.
‘A bees incident’
Naomi Hennig & Eleni Mouzourou
Saturday, 30 August 2014, starting 19:00
Sunday, 31 August, 15:00 – 20:00
Sunday screening, 18:00
‘Sharing an Island’. Director/ Producer: Danae Stylianou
Duration: 100 mins. Languages: English, Greek, Turkish (English subtitles)
Six young cypriots who have never met each other before, three who live north of and three who live south of the UN controlled buffer zone in Cyprus, are invited to share a house for five days. Together they will travel across divided Cyprus in an attempt to explore their identities as Cypriots. They will argue from different perspectives of history, they will share stories of the past and together they will envision the future. Will they succeed in breaking down prejudices? Will they be liberated from the traumas of the past that have been passed on to them? Will they discover truths they had never encountered before? Is peace a long way ahead?
project space festival Mon, Aug 18
Lecture Performance – Göksu Kunak
Apartment Project will contribute to the Project Space Festival with “Lokanta”, a performance and dinner discussing mobility. “Lokanta” is the name of a type of traditional restaurant in Turkey, which is usually located on the roads welcoming travelers, truck drivers, busses and cars. Questions such as, ‘What exactly is mobility? How does an artist experience it? When does one feel stuck?’ will be discussed with invited artists and visitors.
“Even my mum can make a book #4”
“Even my mum can make a book #4”
on Friday, 27th June 2014 at Apartment Project: Hertzbergstr. 13 Neukölln
Even my mum can make a book is a travelling fanzine and artists’ book project that was initiated in 2010 in Istanbul by Timothée Huguet, Kristina Kramer and Gamze Özer. Since then the archive of emmcmakeabook has been expanding and shown in different locations. Until now more than 300 people from all over the world have contributed with their publications.
During the exhibition period everybody can join our workshops each saturday from 12.00-19.00 and make their own publication.
Herzliche Einladung zur Eröffnung von
“Even my mum can make a book #4”
am Freitag 27. Juni in Apartment Project: Hertzbergstr. 13 NeuköllnEven my mum can make a book ist ein mobiles Archiv für zines, Künstlerbücher und unabhängige Publikationen, das 2010 in Istanbul vonTimothée Huguet, Kristina Kramer und Gamze Özer.begonnen wurde. Seitdem ist das Archiv ständig gewachsen und wurde an verschiedenen Orten gezeigt. Bis jetzt sind über 300 Teilnehmer aus der ganzen Welt mit ihren Publikationen vertreten.
“Even my mum can make a book #4”
am Freitag 27. Juni in Apartment Project: Hertzbergstr. 13 NeuköllnEven my mum can make a book ist ein mobiles Archiv für zines, Künstlerbücher und unabhängige Publikationen, das 2010 in Istanbul vonTimothée Huguet, Kristina Kramer und Gamze Özer.begonnen wurde. Seitdem ist das Archiv ständig gewachsen und wurde an verschiedenen Orten gezeigt. Bis jetzt sind über 300 Teilnehmer aus der ganzen Welt mit ihren Publikationen vertreten.
Während der Ausstellung im Apartment Project kann jeder an unseren Workshops, immer Samstags von 12:00 bis 19:00 Uhr, teilnehmen und eigene Bücher oder zines machen.Da emmcmakeabook ein ständig wachsendes Archiv ist, sind Einsendungen immer willkommen.•“Even my mum can make a book #4″ün açılına davetlisiniz.
27 Haziran Cuma, Apartment Proje’sinde: Hertzbergstr. 13 Neukölln.Even my mum can make a book 2010’da İstanbul’da başlayan seyahat eden bir fanzin ve sanatçı kitabı arşividir. O zamandan bugüne genişleyen ve farklı mekanlarda gösterilen arşivde tüm dünyadan 300 katılımcı yer alıyor.Sergi süresince 4 cumartesi boyunca 12.00-19.00 arasında workshop’a katılabilir ve kendi yayınınızı yapabilirsiniz.Bir sonraki sergi için emmcmakeabook arşivine yayınınızla her zaman katılabilirsiniz.With the kind support of Kulturamt Neukölln – mit der freundlichen Unterstützung von Kulturamt Neukölln – Kulturamt Neukölln destekleriyle
2+1 in Ludwigshafen ( 8 May- 13 July 2014)
text: compilation from the project fanzine
by : Öykü Özsoy
Apartment Project is invited to be part of Hack and the City project, initiated by Wilhelm-Hack-Museum for producing a new project in Hemshof. After their first site visit last November, the group has turned (in a way occupied) Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie in Hemshof into a living and working space for 2,5 months starting in May, 2014. Hemshof, a neighbourhood in Ludwigshafen, where 40% of inhabitants have immigrated background, as the majority is composed of people from Turkey. Apartment Project consists of professionals with different backgrounds including artists, a writer, an industrial designer and a cultural antropologist. Depending on the needs of their projects, they invite guest participants. While each group member works on their individual research on the immediate surrounding, they are in a constant communication with each other for producing collectively. By naming their art project /work “collective”, the group refers to a process they employ rather than a form or aesthetic that the project /work shapes. The process develops by the social relationships: forming communication, creating possibilities of exchange and dialogue, negotiating a multiplicity of voices and agendas to building something together for creating a new project which aims to be site and people specific. When Apartment Project is based in a new place to realise a project, each of them collects materials which reflect their first impressions, observations in the location. Selda Asal names this phase as “free-flow”. Then these materials are shared with all the members in the group. At the same time, they meet people on the streets, cafes, restaurants, markets, parks, civil society organizations, schools. Building up relations, hearing stories, creating trust helps to involve the public into their projects. The practice of Apartment Project takes shape as an attempt to create an “open form”, a concept which was first proposed by the architect Oskar Hansen in 1959. According to him, an “open form” renders the possibility to add a structure to an existing reality, encouraging participation and a more vivid relationship with it.This stands in contrast to a “closed form”, where incorporating additional structures is impossible. The theory has influenced not only architecture, but also the artistic practice. One of the basic tenets of the “open form” is that ‘no artistic expression is complete until it has been appropriated by its users or beholders’, whereas the closed form reduces subjectivity to a passive element within a larger hierarchical structure. Apartment Project allows the community involved in the project to express themself freely, to influence the direction of the project and moreover, by creating a mutual communication between community and artists which involves public to be co-producers of the project, helps them to contribute to its outcome. In Hemshof, Apartment Project has produced five art projects, mainly focusing on working with youngsters and children from various schools, but at the same time with other inhabitants, who support their research in the neighbourhood. Stencils and posters are spreading in Ludwigshafen, as a “guerilla act” that represents a range of different voices and opinions on diverse set of social issues among youngsters. Their wishes and fears of the future, relations with the city and particularly their lives in the neighbourhood are written as slogans. Using the ephemeral space of the street, Apartment Project reaches to passers-by and invites them to face themselves and people around them, initiating a dialogue which is formless and democratic. Two rap music videos are a result of a series of workshops with youngsters from various schools who write the lyrics, perform in front of cameras and contribute to composing the music. Having a direct connection with the street culture, rap music is a very popular way of expressing problems, feelings, wishes and anger of urban life; telling stories as a way of rythmic poetry. The videos tell stories of youngsters and displaying them on the window of the gallery space, also in couple of shops in the city, is an attempt to make visible the hidden issues within the community. Parallel to the music videos, the sound map which is installed in the gallery space along with a map created by the artists, shows personal experiences of the artists and traces their daily routine along with some stories and sounds of the neighbourhood. As a pedagogic project, the furniture workshop, Hemshof Blok, which is run by Berk Asal with students in Grafenauaschule, aims to create a series of furnitures (wooden blocks which can be formed and used in various ways depending on user’s wish) and giving a chance to students of producing something collectively. While students follow the designed system of building by the artist, they experience to communicate and assist to each other. As Roland Barthes indicates, “teaching relation is not the relation of teacher to taught, but the relation of those taught to each other…” The idea of the artist is not only to produce a work collectively, but also, while doing so, to break the barriers of the idea of “owning something”, as it is dictated by the capitalist system. Once the blocks are prepared, they will be used by the producers, in this case by students in the school. Apartment Project moved in Hemshof, touched people’s lives, walked and left traces in the neighbourhood, choreographed its own dance and rhythm in the city as it is indicated in their exhibition title: Hemshof Boogie.
What is the Shape of your Body?
A Collaborative Interrogation of the Self and Others
By Sena Başöz and Nora Krahl
Invitation to Participate
Apartment Project- Berlin will turn into an open collaborative project space between 7th-11th May open from 3pm-8 pm.
“What do you remember about the earth?
How will you begin?
What is the shape of your body?
How will you live now?
What are the consequences of silence?
What would you say if you could?”
The earth is a place inhabited by strangers. Interrogations are an indispensable part of this world where we are separated by borders, languages, cultural codes and social norms.
This will be an alternative interrogation.
Would you join us around a table; drawing, painting, making collages and writing together to ask and answer the 12 Questions taken from the book “Vertical Interrogation of Strangers” by Bhanu Kapil?
This event is the beginning of an experimental investigation within an open process.
For further details please click here.
Apartment Project in Ludwigshafen !
Das Projekt Hack and the City ist aus dem Wunsch entstanden, neue Formen der Kommunikation und des Miteinanders im öffentlichen Raum zu entdecken. Öffentlicher Raum kann verstanden werden als demokratisches Modell, das auf Beteiligung und Kommunikationsbereitschaft der städtischen Bevölkerung gründet. In einer Zeit, in der sich die Gesellschaft durch ihre besondere Vielfalt und Heterogenität auszeichnet, stellt sich allerdings dringender denn je die Frage: Wie kann ein gemeinsamer Lebensraum aussehen und gestaltet werden, in dem sich jede und jeder entfalten kann?
Ab 21. März wird Ludwigshafen für sieben Monate ein Spielplatz sein für Aktionen, Veranstaltungen, Kunstinstallationen und Performances in Auseinandersetzung mit unserem städtischen Lebensraum. Dafür lädt Hack and the City alle herzlich ein, gemeinsam zu träumen, zu planen und aktiv den gemeinsamen Lebensraum zu gestalten.
Spielen und träumen Sie mit!
Hack and the City aims to investigate and experience diverse forms of communication and communal practices in public spaces by inviting locals, civil society organizations and artists to join the project. Public space has been traditionally defined as a democratic model, which is based on the communication and participation of urban society. However, as we are living in a fragmented public sphere shaped by communities with different interests and needs, the central question of the project addresses: How can we imagine a democratic and transparent place where people can gather and create collectively?
Starting on 21st March, Ludwigshafen will be a playground for seven months, where art installations, performances and events will take place in response to their environment.
Hack and the City invites you to dream with us, to imagine and create possible common grounds for living together.
Let’s dream together!
9 May-13 July, 2014
Die Künstlergruppe „Apartment Projekt“ aus Istanbul wird ab dem 9. Mai für zwei Monate in der Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie leben und arbeiten. Die Gruppe wird vor allem Projekte mit Bewohnern des Hemshofs entwickeln und umsetzen: Geplant ist ein Möbel-Workshop mit Schülern der Gräfenauachule, und ein Musikvideo-Workshop mit Jugendlichen aus der Gegend, welcher in Zusammenarbeit mit lokalen Musikern und der Orientalischen Musikakademie Mannheim.
In Zusammenarbeit mit Frauencafe e. V. Ludwigshafen.
Das Apartment Project ist 1999 in Istanbul gegründet worden. Es ist der erste unabhängige Non-Profit Ausstellungsraum in İstanbul, das von KünstlerInnen selbst verwaltet und organisiert wird.
Das Apartment Project ist eine Plattform für Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen, Workshops, interdisziplinäre Gemeinschaftsprojekte, Performances, Diskussionen und Panels türkischer und internationaler KünstlerInnen, besonders aus den Nachbarstaaten der Türkei, in der kontemporären Kunstszene.In diesem Zusammenhang hat das Apartment Project unter anderem KünstlerInnen aus der Kunst- und Kulturszene eingeladen an mobilen Workshops im Südkaukasus und in den Balkanstaaten teilzunehmen.
Im September 2012 wurde das Apartment Project Berlin ins Leben gerufen, mit dem Ziel der Unterstützung verschiedener Formen des kommunalen Zusammenlebens und des kollektiven Zusammenarbeitens. Der in Neukölln gelegene Projektraum arbeitet prozessorientiert und lädt lokale sowie internationale KünstlerInnen als GastkünstlerInnen für gemeinsame Ausstellungsprojekte ein. Der Raum ist ein Treffpunkt für kommunale Begegnungen, Zusammenarbeit und Erörterung verschiedener Produktionsmöglcihkeiten im Kunstkontext.
Apartment Project from Istanbul will be at Rudolf-Scharpf Galerie on 9th of May for living and working in Ludwigshafen for two months. They will develop projects mainly with inhabitants of the Hemshof district, including a furniture workshop with students of the Gräfenauachule and a music video workshop with youngster in collaboration with local musicians and Orientalische Musikakademie Mannheim. All projects will be composed and displayed at Rudolf-Scharpf Gallerie as an exhibition format during the last two weeks of their stay.
In cooperation with Frauencafe e.V. Ludwigshafen
Apartment Project, which is established in 1999, is the first artist run spaces based in Istanbul. Apartment project; which was started for interdisciplinary sharing, communion production and exhibiting opportunities; had been an open platform for solo exhibitions of artists from Turkey and abroad, interdisciplinary partnerships, presentations, and panel discussions. In this context AP, organized mobile studio practices also with the participation of initiatives in Southern Caucus and Balkan countries.
Since September 1st 2012, Apartment Project have been working on their projects in Berlin by suggesting several communal living and collective production models that focus more on process . Besides inviting artists and exhibition projects, it is aimed to generate collective and mutual communication, collaborations and different varieties of creation/production possibilities in Neukölln, where the project is based.
UNzuRECHT Fall A: Finanz | Case A : Finance
video sound installation in 3 parts by
Steffi Weismann + Georg Klein
opening: sunday, jan 26th 2014, 6 p.m.
exhibition: jan 27th – feb 8th, 4 – 8 p.m. (closed on feb 2nd+3rd)
apartman projesi | Hertzbergstr. 13 | Berlin – Neukölln
The installation UNorJUSTNESS | Case A : Finance has 3 parts, which are brought in opposition to each other, visually and acustically. There are shown three forms of work, of earning money, of „making“ money:1 – Worker (Palm Oil Plantation, Indonesia)
2 – Trader (Commodities Trading, Switzerland)
3 – Investor (CopyTrader Promotion, worldwide)All three forms seem to be independent but are connected in the globalized world: the worker in Indonesia produces palm oil, which is traded by commodities traders in Switzerland (Switzerland is the main platform worldwide for global commodities trading) which get financing by private investors all over the world. The three videos show in a documentary, pure style three ways of earning money: physical work, non-physical work and no work – the promise of making money without any effort for small investors by so-called ‘CopyTrading’.
Comparing the three sides the question appears: What is the right wage for which work ? What is commensurability in the economic world ?
Part 1 and 2 are confronted directly by projections hanging vis-a-vis, visible from both sides, building a space in between, where the third part can be seen on a little monitor. The two hanging plexiglass panes are vibrating by transducers, which make the plates to special loudspeakers, producing an extraordinary acoustic space. Visually the two different worlds of working are separated. Acoustically the sounds of the worker and the trader mix in one space. The third part can be seen and heard by only one visitor who has to go in between the two worlds of working atmospheres. There he is confronted with a promotion to invest his money in the most easy way, which is based on the work of the others.
Shingo Inao 24.jan. 2014 friday 7:00pm
As a part of Vorspiel Transmediale Apartment Project Berlin is pleased to announce the performance of the artist Shingo Inao with his self-made instrument Tosso.“Tosso – one sensor instrument produced in 2006 – is an acoustic and electronic string instrument that enables the player’s movements to be set into a musical expression through sensor technology. The instrument is made of wood and outfitted with six guitar strings. Tosso operates based on a two axle acceleration sensor that measures inclination, located inside the instrument. The acoustic sounds, played with a bow, are recorded with a microphone that is set around the instrument’s sound hole. The sounds are processed with several sound effects, which are assigned to the instrument movements. There are no pre-recorded samples in a Tosso performance: all sounds are recorded and processed during the performance. Through these means Tosso repeatedly shows the parallel development of acoustic and optical elements. ”
berlin.apartmentproject.org /Apartment Project Berlin
Hertzbergstr. 13 12055
WEDNESDAY 6th NOVEMBER | 2pm – 6pm||| RADICANT NETWORKS & APARTMENT PROJECT invite you for a||| ROUND TABLE & WORKSHOP | on the challenges of cultural organizations & artists in Arab countries and Germany Deena Abdelwahed: Tunis/Tunesia Dina Kafafy: Townhouse Gallery, Cairo/Egypt Marwa Helmy: Al Mawred Al Thaqafy, Cairo/Egypt Mohamed Hussein: Freelance artist, designer and curator, Baghdad/Iraq
‘The round table’ is proposing a debate around the actual situation of the cultural independent institutions in the Arab countries and in Germany:
the role, the challenges, the future, especially in light of the political and economic changes and the impact on the work of cultural institutions, their role, their sources of funding, their management and funding models and its relationship with the society . Together with you we would like to discuss the challenges of the cultural institutions and artists in the Arab countries and Germany
The aim of the round table is to exchange and share the ideas and practical experiences among the Arab and German participants, in an attempt to compare the situation or to find common ideas and cases, and this will be through comparing different and varied models of management and financing mechanisms, also the relationship with the community and with the state.
The round table raises the following questions:
What are the challenges of the cultural work in the current stage ? And how they can be met?
How the mechanisms of funding of arts and culture can be developed? Is there a change in the role of artists and cultural institutions in the light of the political changes?
What is the ideal model of the relationship between the independent cultural institutions and the community (society) ?
What is the ideal model of the relationship between the independent cultural institutions and the state?
Marwa Helmy, born in 1979, completed a Bachelor’s degree in French literature at Ain Shams University in Cairo, received a diploma in journalism at the Centre de Perfectionnement des Journalistes (Paris) in 2007 and then received her Master’s degree in cultural and media management at Senghor University in Alexandria in 2009. She presently lives and works in Cairo. She is the deputy manager of the not-for-profit organization Al Mawred Al Thaqafy, which supports the work and networking of artists in the Arabic world. She is also the manager of the cultural policy program in the organization. She also gained professional experience for example as a program coordinator in the Jesuites Association in Cairo and as an editor and translator for French and Arabic for the Egyptian Ministry of Media and Communication. She is working currently on her PHD in cultural policies in the Arab region.
Deena Abdelwahed, was born in 1989 and lives in Tunis. She studied interior design at the Superior Institute of Fine Arts in Tunis. She designed furniture for the firm Woodstore and worked as an administrator for the Semia Achour gallery in La Soukra. She was a coordinator and cultural advisor for the second Festival des Esprits Libres Tunisiens for photography, music, cinema, dance and sculptural art in Gabès 2012. Deena Abdewahed worked as an artist herself, singing with the jazz funk band So Soulful. She is interested in the influence of art and culture on social processes.Our guests are currently participating in the cultural management training organized by Goethe institute in Berlin and Hamburg
Dina Kafafy was born in 1985 and lives in Cairo where she received her Bachelor’s degree in integrated and communication management and art. She completed her Master’s degree in Fine Arts at Wimbledon College of Art in London. She taught at the Department of Performing and Visual Art at the American University in Cairo and is presently working as programme coordinator and responsible for the residency programmes of the Townhouse Gallery. Mohamed Hussein, born in 1975, lives in Bagdad where he studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts. He received his Master’s degree in curating in 2009 from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Mohamed Hussein describes himself as a freelance artist, designer, curator and researcher. He has exhibited his work at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Baladna Gallery in Amman (Jordan) and during the Ten Iraqi Artists exhibition in Frankfurt. He is interested in the boundaries between architecture, design and visual arts.
||| LOCATION: | Apartment Project Hertzbergstrasse 13 Berlin | 12055 Berlin
S-Ring Sonnenalle Bus M41/Hertzbergplatz || U-Herrmannplatz Bus M41/Hertzbergplatz
The roundtable is organized by Tatjana Fell & Selda Asal
with the friendly support of Apartment Project
RADICANT NETWORKS is an interdisciplinary exchange, research and cooperation platform for contemporary art practice & critical discourse ||| www.radicant-networks.net
RADICANT NETWORKS aims is to capture the complexity of art & cultural production generated by artists working multi-professional and on an interdisciplinary level and which are frequently ore temporary on a cross-country move.
With a range of different formats like interviews, presentations, artices and workshops RADICANT NETWORKS explores and researches the possibilities of generating and linking contextual scopes between the trajectories of a continuous shifting context. Radicant Networks reveals potentalities, the richness of multy layered perspectives and their value by irradiating similar or overlapping concerns, themes and visions within the art field. RADICANT NETWORKS reflects but also quest mechanisms of art production within its social, cultural, political and theoretical contexts. To share and produce knowledge about these issues and to open the collected data to a wide public is a main pillar of our work. RADICANT NETWORKS was initiated 2011 by Tatjana Fell
jasmin schaitl & bilwa
- 6th October, 2013
- collaboration #04
- Duration: 6 hrs.
- collaboration is an ongoing series of performances by Jasmin Schaitl (AT) and William “Bilwa” Costa (US) that explores the correlation between, and the potentials of; transformation, alteration, duration and ephemerality. It combines two practices that incorporate movement, sound, action, materials, objects, the body, and composition.
- collaboration #04 focuses on the complex, complementary, parallel, and reciprocal relationship between two artists, and their actions, during a durational performance. Each artist supports the other, sometimes as an anchor, other times as a source of momentum, like a pendulum or metronome. The two artists are connected with long thin wires and contact microphones, rendering their entire surface an active pick-up. Each movement made by either artist is amplified. The wires are also played with a violin bow and every draw from the bow produces movement “through” the other artist. The tension of the wire is manipulated by both artists’ bodies, also changing the sound quality with every movement.
- One artist is able to move back and/or forth, while the other is able to move left and/or right. Imagine a horizontal pendulum. In addition, the action of the performance is simultaneously creating an installation. The space is being transformed continuously by unfolding a thread, snapping chalk lines, and other visual materials.
Photograph by : Goksu Kunak
Dates: 5 October 2013 – 10 November 2013
Address: DEPO / Tütün Deposu Lüleci Hendek Caddesi No.12
Tophane 34425 İstanbul
Exhibition: Bufferzone: Checkpoint
Artists: Hasan Aksaygın, Özgür Demirci, Didem Erk, Gabriele Garavaglia, Anna Heidenhain & Frederic Lezmi, Naomi Hennig, Eleni Mouzourou, Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli, Erhan Öze, pick nick projects, Sümer Sayın and Sabine Küper-Büsch &Thomas Büsch, Şafak Çatalbaş, Hüseyin Yılmaz
Coordination, Documentation& Layout : Selda Asal , Gökçe Süvari
Apartment Project will be hosted by DEPO between October 5th and November 10th with their concluding works from the Bufferzone workshop, exhibited under the title “Checkpoint”.
The exhibition, as a part of the collaboration of the Apartment Project, the EMAA (Mediterranean European Art Association – Nicosia) and Uqbar (Berlin), consists of works by; Hasan Aksaygın, Özgür Demirci, Didem Erk, Gabriele Garavaglia, Anna Heidenhain & Frederic Lezmi, Naomi Hennig, Eleni Mouzourou, Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli, Erhan Öze, pick nick projects, Sümer Sayın, and with special invitations from participating artists of the “Bufferzone” workshop; Sabine Küper-Büsch &Thomas Büsch, Şafak Çatalbaş and Hüseyin Yılmaz.
Bufferzone workshop, being the first of a series of workshops that focuses on divided cities and buffer zones, took place in Istanbul and Nicosia in March and April. The project tries to take a closer look at divided cities, buffer zones, and ancient city walls and also at fenced sovereign nation, gated communities / demographic cultural and social class segregations, and to investigate how we define ‘the other”, those who reside beyond borders.
The first workshop “bufferzone” has been shaped with the notion of digging deeper into conceptual layers of dividedness and borders as well as initiating a study with mobile experience, involving an exploration with communal living and working dynamics.
The workshop participants together have developed diverse approaches, collective and individual practices, to the concepts of polarization, gentrification and various manifestations of ‘border’ within the urban landscape. These approaches depict a wide panorama, from ‘the borders as a control mechanism’ to ‘the state of mind of mutual surveillance’; while drawing through the visible/in-visible walls between neighborhoods inflicted by urban transformations, revealing the micro economies and ecologies within the landscape.
The Bufferzone project is supported by the Anna Lindh Foundation.
apartment project – berlin
july 4-20th, 2013
.apartment project-berlin hosts the exhibition .intuitions_ by .-_-. with five works from the series .intuitions (after joseph beuys)_ speculating on the artistic ideas of joseph beuys and particularly on his multiple “intuition” in the age of information technologies.
.whereas “intuition” by beuys is multiple as object, .intuitions_ by .-_-. are digitiples as information: they are free/libre copyleft gifts for all the peers, just like all the other works by .-_-. . they are independent from capitalist economics and relations. they are works of free culture and non-reciprocal gifts for peers of free culture. however the exhibition also features the first work of art by .-_-. which is subject to capitalist economics and relations : .intuition1.0 : a unique work of art with an absolute exchange value of 96,000 deutsche marks_ and it can only be exchanged for deutsche marks_ .on the other hand the exhibition features .intuition3.0 : totally dematerialized, zero-byte work of art_ which suggests “an ultimate zero point” in the context of “the dematerialization of work of art”_
.peer talks_ will be held with the visitors at the apartment project-berlin during the exhibition_
july 4-5-6-11-12-13-18-19-20th, by 18:00
apartment project – berlin
Hertzbergstr13, 12055, Neukölln, Berlin
.visit the websites below for free/libre copyleft!_ works and more information about the exhibition, .-_-. and the series intuitions (after joseph beuys)_
.copyleft!_ , .-_-. , 2013
. copyleft! you are free to appropriate the related content as long as you use a copyleft license to redistribute. however giving credits and choosing free/libre formats are nice_
2+1 /// 48 Stunden Neukölln
Since the year 2004, 2+1 has been producing projects consisting of video films, sound installations and music videos by working with teenagers in Turkey, Germany, Denmark , France, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Iran.12 videos have different titles, but conceptually, they all focus on dreams and struggles. The artist has created workshop spaces in order to collaborate with youngsters on texts focusing on their interpretation of the world. A new collage-text prepared from what they have written generates the lyrics of the video works. Each time, the music is produced in collaboration with different musicians.http://
www.48-stunden-neukoelln.de /2013/http:// artprojectforyoungsters.blo gspot.de/As Apartment Project is constituted by chapuls of Turkey, inevitably, we will also be concentrating on The Revolution against suppression, despotism, cruelty and dismissive acts − regardless of political view, belief, social class and age. As a consequence of the latest news about the protests, besides showing the videos of this revolutionary movement, Apartment Project will be working on an improvised, freefalling utopic/dystopic film workshop about Chapullers, suppressive rulers and brutal attacks of the police by using the humorous language of the protestors. New chapullers are welcome to participate.14-16 June
19.00-21.00**videos will be shown for 48 hours.
Open Call for Internship!!
Apartment Project Berlin seeks renovation interns.
WHAT is apartment project?
Apartment Project is an artists’ initiative from Istanbul.
Providing a collaborative work / exhibit / residential space to artists
Engaging with international projects around Europe, Turkey and neighboring countries since 1999.
It is located in one of the most significant districts of Istanbul, in walking distance to many other art spaces, galleries, museums, cafés and bars.
Check out our webpage for more info on all of this.
Apartment Project has recently moved to its new space in Neukölln Berlin.
Renovation is already active and you may apply until the 10th of May.
First applicants have chance to catch the earlier periods for residency in İstanbul.
The renovation will last until the 17th of MAY
Hertzbergstr. 13, 12055, Neukölln
Now is your chance to reserve your spot in the Istanbul residency for a week. All you have to do is; use your skills in the renovation of the new space in Neukölln for a week.
During this renovation week, you will get to work with professional artists, journalists, designers and builders, learn about their experiences and broaden your networking while helping an established art space move forward.
Apartment Project welcomes all. Here is a brief list of things to do. Please let us know of your skills and experience in the following areas:
painting, building, plastering, sanding (spachtel/gips/schleifen) work, electric work, beton, cleaning, organizing, moving stuff around.
bufferzone begins 14/03/2013 >>>>http://bufferzoneblog.blogspot.com >>>istanbul.nicosia.berlin
Apartment Project is about to launch a new series of workshops in collaboration with Uqbar (Berlin) and EMAA (Nicosia) in 2013.The workshops under the name of bufferzone are a cultural collaboration project within artists and cultural organizations.The project aims to approach the notion “buffer zone” in a broader aspect by including political, cultural transitional, divided and gentrification zones besides the conventional meaning understanding of zonal areas to separate controversial groups and nations. Accordingly the project intends to think about these issues together with the artists, researchers and sociologists.The workshops will be held in Istanbul and Nicosia with the participation of artists from Berlin, Istanbul and Nicosia. The participants have been selected amongst the proposals for the open call organized by Apartment Project and EMAA. The artists to take part in the project are Hasan Aksaygın, Özgür Demirci, Didem Erk, Gabriele Garavaglia, Anna Heidenhein, Naomi Henning, Eleni Mouzourou, Erhan Öze, Pick Nick (Panayiotis Michael, Maria Petrides, Alkis Hadjiandreou), Sümer Sayın and Varsity of Maneuver (Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli).During the first workshop in Istanbul, the participants will talk about their practices besides gathering together/come together with historians, researchers, architects, documentarists and sociologists including Mesut Tufan, Mert Eyiler, Nora Şeni and Orhan Esen, who work on issues as such polarization on urban geography, divided cities, the division on the comprehension/perception of urban public life. Since the first workshop Reciprocal Visit in 2009, Apartment Project organizes experimental workshops that gather/bring artists, initiatives and art operators from various geographies together. In these workshops it fosters an experimental process that focuses on transition and borders, cultural similarities, conflicts as well as encouraging collaborations amongst the artists.Common experiences in different zones and geographies, collaboration of artists by associating their practices and creating possibilities for the production of new ideas have been the main function of the workshops Reciprocal Visit, Re-Locate and Underconstruction-Berlin that have been organized by Apartment Project so far. In this sense Apartment Project suggests a collective reflection on working together strategies.Workshops harbor a mobile experience and an exploration of the dynamics of collective living and working. The foremost essence of the experimental structure is based on the process constructing itself and the common experience of the artists.bufferzone, being the 4th project of the workshop series, intends to provide a possibility of a common experience platform for artists to develop new strategies. For the Apartment Project’s previous workshops you can refer to the links below;
http://istanbul.apartmentproject.com/projects.asp?PROJE_ID=127 http://berlin.apartmentproject.org/projects/underconstruction/ http://istanbul.apartmentproject.com/projects.asp?PROJE_ID=125 http://istanbul.apartmentproject.com/projects.asp?PROJE_ID=82
bufferzone hakkında Apartman Projesi 2013 yılı içerisinde Berlin’den Uqbar ve Lefkoşa’dan EMAA (Akdeniz Avrupa Sanat Derneği) işbirliğiyle yeni bir dizi atölye çalışmasına ev sahipliği yapmaya hazırlanıyor.bufferzone projesi adı altında gerçekleşecek olan atölye çalışmaları sanatçılar ve kurumlar arasında bir kültürel işbirliği projesidir. Proje “buffer zone” kavramını, ihtilaflı grup ve milletleri birbirinden ayıran tampon bölgeyi işaret eden anlamının yanısıra proje özelinde daha geniş bir anlamda -politik, kültürel, coğrafi ve kentsel dönüşümün de ortaya çıkardığı çeşitli ara bölgeler olarak- ele almayı hedeflemektedir. bufferzone bölünmüşlük, ara geçiş alanları, tahakküm bölgeleri ile ele geçirme kavramları üzerine sanatçılar, sosyologlar ve araştırmacılarla birlikte düşünmeyi amaçlayan bir projedir. Atölye çalışmaları Berlin, İstanbul ve Lefkoşa’dan sanatçıların katılımıyla İstanbul ve Lefkoşa’da olmak üzere 2 kentte yapılacaktır. Proje katılımcıları Apartman Projesi, Uqbar ve EMAA işbirliğinde yapılan açık cağrıya gelen proje önerileri arasından belirlenmiştir. Projede yer alacak sanatçılar: Hasan Aksaygın, Özgür Demirci, Didem Erk, Gabriele Garavaglia, Anna Heidenhein, Naomi Henning, Eleni Mouzourou, Erhan Öze, Pick Nick (Panayiotis Michael, Maria Petrides, Alkis Hadjiandreou), Sümer Sayın ve Varsity of Maneuver (Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli).İstanbul’da gerçekleşecek 14 günlük ilk atölye çalışması sürecinde katılımcılar kendi pratiklerinden bahsetmenin yanısıra kentsel coğrafyada kutuplaşma, bölünmüş kentler, kentte kamusal yaşamın algılanışı konusunda bölünme gibi konular üzerine calışan Mesut Tufan, Nora Şeni, Mert Eyiler ve Orhan Esen gibi araştırmacı, mimar, tarihçi , belgesel sinemacı ve sosyologlarla biraraya gelecekler. Apartman Projesi 2009 yılında gerçekleşen Iade-i Ziyaret ilki olmak üzere farklı coğrafyalardan sanatçıların, inisiyatiflerin ve kültürel operatörlerin bir araya geldigi deneysel atölye calışmaları organize etmektedir. Bu calışmalarda sınırların geçişkenliği, kültürel ortaklıklar, ihtilaflar ve yeni iletişim biçimleri gibi konulara odaklanan ve sanatçılar arası ortak üretimleri cesaretlendiren bir deneysellik gütmektedir. Farklı mekan ve coğrafyalarda ortak yaşam deneyiminden beslenmek, kendi üretim pratiğini diğer sanatçılar ile ilişkilendirerek kollektif üretimlere ve yeni fikirlerin üretimine imkan yaratmak Apartman Projesi’nin şu ana dek organize etmiş olduğu Iade-i Ziyaret, Re-Locate ve Underconstruction-Berlin isimli atölye calışmalarının temel fonksiyonu olmuştur. Apartman Projesi bu bağlamda bir arada üretim modelleri üzerine düşünmeyi önerir. Atölye projeleri genelde mobil bir deneyimi kapsıyor olsa da temel amaç birlikte yaşama ve üretim dinamikleriyle işleyen bir keşif sürecini kapsar. Sürecin kendi kendini yapılandırması ve sanatçıların ortak deneyiminin bunu oluşturmasi bu deneyselliğin en önemli odaklarından birini oluşturur. Buffer Zone, bu atölye calışmaları serisinin dördüncü projesi olarak sanatçıların yeni bir deneyim platformunda geliştireceği ortak stratejiler için alan açmayı hedefler.Apartman Projesi’nin diğer deneysel atölye çalışmaları için
[mi:t] berlinerpool mobile artists archive
Mobile artists archive has moved again and installed the artists files in art space of Apartment Project Berlin. The exhibition of the archive comprising submissions of nearly two hundred berlinerpool artists is accompanied by a program of presentations, talks and video screenings.
Thursday | 28 February | 6pm
[mi:t] berlinerpool mobile artists archive | Opening
Join us at the opening evening where we will present the main focuses of berlinerpool, describe current projects and open up points for co-operation. The archive is a living organism created for documentation of the work of artists, artists groups and curators, to motivate and support their activities in organizing and curating art projects. To emphasize subject and form related issues brought forward by artsits.
Friday | 1 March | 7:30 pm
Cooperative Start-ups by Artists | Funding Arts | Presentation
Funding Arts sessions show new strategies in the art scene regarding funding opportunities for artistic research and art projects. In this session we would like to discuss Start-up models which are born from cooperation of group of artists in order to support artistic practice and the local art community.
Stefania Migliorati / Art and Tours / http://www.artandtours.com/
Norbert Wiesneth / Photowerk Berlin / http://www.photowerkberlin.com/
Katja von Helldorff / Material Mafia / http://www.material-mafia.com/
Read more – http://www.berlinerpool.de/?menu=11&id=135
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Saturday | 2 March 2013 | 7:30 pm
Fugitive Voices Always From Scratch – QUEST WITH TEMPORARY VALUE
Guest lecture with Vassiliea Stylianidou
berlinerpool invites Vassiliea Stylianidou, a Greek artist based in Berlin, to present her newest projects, which implement a method of personal archiving and collecting through collaboration with artists, curators and theoreticians. For Vassiliea Stylianidou the artistic process involves a constant renegotiation of public and private history as well as public and private spaces. Stylianidou´s work deals with the limits inherent in systems of order and discipline such as architecture, nature, family, power, language and collectivity.
During her presentation Vassiliea Stylianidou will introduce her three recent projects:
FROM SCRATCH_a collective text_always from scratch
HOLIDAYS IN GREECE
Read more – http://www.berlinerpool.de/?menu=11&id=129
FB event – https://www.facebook.com/events/474730739243417/
Sunday | 3 March | 2pm – 5pm | [mi:t] berlinerpool | Finissage
Time for a last peek into the artists files on location, videotheque screenings, conversation and exchange.
Read more –http://www.berlinerpool.de/
28 February – 3 March | berlinerpool videotheque
berlinerpool videotheque is a database of video works by berlinerpool artists comprised of about 330 short films, video art works, performances, graphic works, documentaries, video clips.
During the 4 days event – [mi:t] berlinerpool mobile artists archive – we will show a choice from the artists’ files. Additionally all of nearly 330 videos will be available for personal viewing.
Read more – http://www.berlinerpool.de/?menu=11&id=137
FB event – https://www.facebook.com/events/509467272437065/
28th February / 6pm – 10pm
1st -2nd March – 2pm – 10pm
3rd March – 2pm – 5 pm
Venue: Apartment Project Berlin Hertzbergstr 13, Neukölln , 12055 Berlin
Organized by berlinerpool in cooperation with Apartment Project Berlin
TRIBE opening event:
The event will take place on 31st January in Appartment Project Berlin.Remember MoTA Point 2 years ago parallel to Transmediale & ctm?
This year MoTA with partners BIS. Artos & Ciant from the TRIBE Network is making again a public evening to announce the upcoming TRIBE research and residency platform in the East for researchers, curators and artists and also to invite you to be part of the upcoming TransitoryArt.Org website.
Dinner: Prepared by Presentation of TRIBE & TransitoryArt.Org by Martin Bricelj Baraga Music Programme: (AKA, iT, Florian DJ,.. Transforma, Andre Goncalves, .)
A new blog devoted to research and exploratory arts practices. Reseearchers, Media Art professionals and others from the field of Art, Technology and Culture are invited to collaborate on a new platform that will showcase: -upcoming events by selected institutions and organisations -research papers and essays -reviews on exhibitions, shows and performances -artworks background and progress of creative proceses -open calls and opportunities -continuous goodies such as mixtapes, videos, giveaways -tutorials and legal advices -personalised calendar for both individuals and organisations
Artwork Soundtrack Series MoTA is releasing a series of soundractks devoted to artworks. Each soundtrack is devoted to either an artwork or series of artworks. We asked close friends from the sound field and musicians we appreciate and the result is the soundtrack series we will be releasing each quarter of the year.
I would ask you to think if you would like to interpret your favorite artwork or and art piece from visual field in its broadest sense that had most influenced you. It can be a painting, sculpture, a series of them, a piece of architecture, a movie or even imaginary object or artwork you haven’t seen yet but you would like to see. It can be futuristic utopia or XV, XVI, XVII century piece, it just need to have a visual form. The choice on duration of soundtrack is your choice, but I would appreciate if you would choose prefed medium in which we should distribute it if it is beside digital one (CD / USB / Vynil).
Burnt Friedman / Plaid / Laibach / Emptyset / Andre Goncalves / Kanding Ray / Stepham Mathieu / Random Logic /
Book Launch & Exhibition: Valentina Karga /// 15 Days on Mars
The artist Valentina Karga shares her diaries from her adventures in search of self-sufficiency:What does an urban garden in a European metropolis have to do with a Mars simulation base in the desert in the USA? The two stories recounted in this book unfold in antipodal places and contexts. They have, however, something in common. Self-sufficiency is a field of various interests, from individuals or small communities wanting to be autonomous for economical, ecological or political motives to the military and its desire to conquer new extra-terrestrial territories.With contributions from Joseph Redwood Martinez and Sandra Teitge.Published by Crap is Good publications.On FRIDAY the 8th at 19:00 we like to invite you to the OPENING. Have some wine and a beer, while leafing trough the book and have a look at the exhibition.Exhibition: 8-15 february Opening hours: 15.00- 20.00@ Apartment Project BerlinWe will be happy to see you there +Please spread the word!
A Performance of Electronic Noise Music in Three Sets by Martin Hiendl
This performance is part of the reSource 003: P2P Vorspiel presented by transmediale 2013 and CTM.13
Apartment Project-Berlin* is pleased to announce a performance by composer Martin Hiendl.25 January 2013
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||| CROSS TALKS 2 | entroterra, GIAMBELLINO. (60 min)
MONDAY 10th December | 7pm
film screening | discussion with invited guests in English language
in cooperation with Marta Ferretti
The film is the visual exploration of a suburban area of Milan, a tinderbox of imaginaries, a combination of resilient practices, a memories’ stratification: Giambellino as an open air political laboratory. Post-vanguard, or better, an inland where to keep on rethinking about the present. Giambellino, Milan. Giambellino, an indefinite place. An outskirt among many others, not particularly worth seeing either for the presence of its social housing blocks or for the determination of its migrants. Not even for its isolation from the rest of the city. Site that is pervaded by the strongest, deepest oppositions. A hinterland: ‘not only a site of pride but of dissatisfaction too. A place of hope, of trust, of departure, of ever imminent fever. Not of wisdom. Perhaps, who knows, of something still better’. Political hinterland, or better infrapolitical hinterland. That is an off stage land. It shows a great variety of low profile resistences that are not openly shown off. Since a low profile ‘suits better the task of fighting against an adversary who could otherwise win in any open fight’. This film doesn’t describe Giambellino, it rather tells a process in search of the world that is forged in Giambellino. The world we want to take part. The film is directed by ‘immaginariesplorazioni’.immaginariesplorazioni is a cross-curricula research collective born in June 2011 in Giambellino, a fringe area of Milan, Italy. It inquires about complexity of urban, marginal imaginaries: it has come out a new way of thinking the practice of inhabiting modern conditions of living.
After a phase of study with professionals (such as E. Sivan, R. Malighetti, F. Jodice, HomeMovies), the collective took the field and, a year after, here it is as filmmaker of entroterra Giambellino (Lab80 film) and as the author of the book Nella tana del drago (Agenzia x). www.immaginariesplorazioni.it
GUESTS: Alessandra Mainini (I) | immaginariesplorazioni, Martin Kaltwasser | artist & architect (D) N.N. Together with the audience & our invited guests we will reflect within the open discussion questions of politics of space and link them to a braoder scale and current Berlin issues .
LOCATION: Apartment Project-Berlin, Hertzbergstr. 13, 12055 Berlin
RADICANT NETWORKS is an interdisciplinary exchange, research and cooperation platform for contemporary art practice & critical discourse ||| www.radicant-networks.net
CROSS TALKS is one of Radicants formats, a series of events developed and realized in cooperation with various partners |||
CROSS TALKS 2 is a cooperation with Marta Ferretti | www.immaginariesplorazioni.it
With the friendly support of APARTMENT PROJECT – BERLIN http://berlin.apartmentproject.org/
Underconstruction – Berlin.Zip @ Contemporary İstanbul Art Fair 2012
22-25 November 2012 Lütfi Kırdar Congress Centre / İstanbul
27th of September – 10 November 201 Hertzbergstr. 13, 12055 Berlin – Neukölln
Visiting hours: Thursday & Friday 15 – 19:00 Saturday 12 – 19:00
Participants .-_-., <-x->, Özgür Erkök, everybody is an, Ingo Frischeisen, Lee Garcia, Çiğdem Hasanoğlu, Ha Za Vu Zu – Güçlü Öztekin, Güneş Terkol, Mert Öztekin-, ibrahim, Gözde İlkin, Mehmet Can Koçak, Göksu Kunak, Yasemin Nur, Suat Öğüt, İz Öztat, Bert Perl, Ilgın Seymen, Steffi Weisman, Zişan
For more info click here
Wednesday, 24th October 2012 – 7:00 pm
A Funding Structure in the Making: Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production
with İz Oztat / director of Cda-Projects Grant
Apartment Project Berlin
Hertzbergstr. 13, 12055 Berlin
berlinerpool has a pleasure to introduce İz Oztat a founder of cura bodrum residency (2008 – 1012) and a director of Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production (2011 – ongoing) as a next lecturer on the Founding Arts series.
İz Öztat will present Cda-Projects Grant initiated in 2011 as a model that provides resources and space for the articulation of research based artistic practices. Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production is offering a 10,000 Euro grant to support the production of an artistic research project. Each year, the grant recipient and honorary mentions are chosen by an invited selection committee consisting of artists, curators and writers. A publication of the research process and outcomes of the chosen project is produced. As well, Cda-Projects Grant supports a program of events, which aims to create dialogue and discussion around artistic research projects highlighted by the selection committee.
The number of participants is limited to 20, to register and further questions please direct to firstname.lastname@example.org
İz Öztat is an artist based in Istanbul. She is currently a candidate for PhD in Art Practice at Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul. She lectured at Kadir Has University between 2009 – 2011. In 2008, she co-founded cura bodrum residency in Muğla as an investigation into self-organization and non-institutional support mechanisms. She is the director of Cda-Projects Grant since 2011. Her work has been included in Second Exhibition, Arter (2010) and When Ideas Become Crime (2010) at Depo, İstanbul. Her solo shows are İZ at Maçka Sanat Galerisi, İstanbul (2012), READ/ OKU at PiST (2008), Istanbul, Love It or Leave It (2005), Ohio and Nothing Disappears Without a Trace (2004), Ohio.
Series of Funding Arts events is organized by berlinerpool