EXIT/ Exist

01-15.11.2017

Artists : Gözde İlkin, Çiçek Kahraman, Ceren Oykut, Özgür Erkök Moroder

 

Gözde İlkin

Stained Estate I-II, 2014-2015 / video

It is  a series of videos which depict the demolition stages of a building.

During this demolition the site transforms into an additional room of the house. The daily action and dialogues indoors  become entwined with the visual-audio happenings outside. Throughout this demolition witnessed up close, the window of the house functions as a screen, a  showcase.

Çiçek Kahraman

Everybody Hear Me Out , 2015 / Video

This video installation focuses on the common representation of ‘the street’ in the ‘neighbourhood comedies’ -a sub-genre in Turkish Cinema. In Turkish the word ‘street’ has the connotation life outside the house. The installation explores how the street is represented in these movies as an area of socialisation, and how ‘neighbourhood’ is defined. The footage is gathered from Turkish movies produced between 1960 and 1985; a period referred to as Yeşilçam. This term also entails a certain genre and a certain means of production. The footage consists of shots of people in windows, either looking at or talking to someone. The aim is to create a facade of a building by laying these shots on top of and next to one another. The video also explores gender definitions in Yeşilçam movies by assembling footage of different representations of female characters.

Ceren Oykut

Fragezeichen! 2017, Acrilic on wall

This site spesific drawing installation is now on progress. The starting point of the work was a notebook kept by Ceren Oykut while she has been learning german. The doodles between the handwritings give the clues of the new coming works. She is now building a new house on the corner of the ceiling and the walls like a spider while she is learning a new way of living with a new language.

 

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Stay With Me

Phantoms of Gezi

Before and even after, many people died, were killed. Wars still have not ended and never will. Martial law, unjustifiable executions, military governments, femicides… Really, what kept us tethered to life during those periods… How were we watching, what were we seeing? What did we see, were we able to see? Or if we couldn’t see, what was blinding us? Maybe we had gotten used to so many things, we had become hardened. Maybe we had become desensitized watching the “live broadcasts” every night. That was probably why we kept flipping channels, allowing other dreams to carry us away. (more…)

Free Fall

Apartment Project formed the platform of which will work as a virtual workshop place for the artists where they can share their productions without the necessity of coming together in the same physical working/production place. (more…)

Under Construction

Common Practice of Apartment Project. Exploring uncommon and unexposed forms of artistic practice. (more…)

Group Exhibition – Everything is gonna be alright

This misrepresentation continued in the 2007 New Year exhibition, ‘Everything’s gonna be Alright’. For this show, the forty-two participants used Post-its to cover the texts and images already adhered to the walls, ceiling, and floor for the ‘All About Lies’ exhibition. (more…)