Chromatic Wednesdays #9

For the third episode of this month’s theme Borders, we are pleased to welcome film director Eren Aksu to our live broadcast. Eren Aksu is a filmmaker based in Berlin, whose work has been awarded at numerous international film festivals. During the event, his films titled “Cosmoroma” (8’, 2015) and “Routines” (18′, 2018) will be screened online, and parts from his latest film “Other Than That, I’m Fine” (14′, 2020) will be previewed.

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Chromatic Wednesdays #8

We are pleased to welcome FILM RISS THEATER to our program for the second episode of the theme Borders. FILM RISS THEATER overcomes not only the borders between the genres of theater and film but also geopolitical borders, constantly in the search of an interface between impossibilities. Based on their urge to jump from reality into another dimension, the collective performs juxtaposing layers of physical and digital presence. FILM RISS THEATER refers to their performances as IMPROVISIONEN, which they often stage at Schaubude Berlin.

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Chromatic Wednesdays #7

This week on Chromatic Wednesdays, we are following the valleys of the mountainous region of the South Caucasus and Eastern Anatolia only to discover the everlasting bond and attachment between its people and the cultural heritage that is overflowing across its shared lines. For the first episode of our Borders theme, we are thrilled to welcome the musical embodiment of the region’s intertwined and rich composition — A.G.A. Trio, namely Deniz Mahir Kartal, Mikail Yakut, Arsen Petrosyan from Turkey, Armenia and Georgia respectively. Masterfully playing the three kindred instruments -kaval, duduk, and accordion- A.G.A. Trio creates a harmony that uncovers the melodic amplitude and the vast array of timbres echoing between the passages that bridge the three neighbors. The virtuosos assemble folk tales, love songs of bards, laments for the fallen, respect for nature, and ultimately, the meeting of peoples and their co-existence.

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Chromatic Wednesdays #6

For the last episode of Chromatic Wednesday’s January programme, we are delighted to host artist and poet Bitsy Knox at Apartment Project with a spatio-temporal reading performance. Bitsy and her alternating voice will explore recent prose, looping, distorting and echoing through our project space for an introspective investigation. Inspired by former protagonists who now can be referred to as mere passers-by, the performance is the artist’s search of corporealising the text by using her constitution as a vessel — the irregular reverberations will guide the script to come through her body, flowing and colliding within the rigid space. Read time after time, each sonic manifestation of the text will take on a different character, exploring the way in which meaning leaks from each new voice. Self-actualising for a certain duration, the undulant piece will recede into the distance, chasing the fluttering and buzzing sounds nearby.

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Chromatic Wednesdays #5

For the second episode of Chromatic Wednesdays’ “Pandemic” edition, we host Berlin-based DJ, artist, and activist İpek İpekçioğlu in our studio at Apartment Project for an artist talk and music session. The artist’s mastery in creating distinct choreographies between genres and frequencies is the result of her intrinsic knowledge and complete devotion to electronic music. With abundant rhythms from Anatolia and the Middle East weaved in the DJ’s pulsating sound, İpekçioğlu’s flow conquers its audience in a heartbeat.

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Chromatic Wednesdays #4

Black on Plague is the special pandemic edition of the audiovisual performance series Black on Black. The surprising, archaic, tameless lines of Ceren Oykut, which will this time dive into microcosmos, will be accompanied by FezayaFirar’s live synthesized sound world consisting of drone, noise, glitch, and broken melody elements. The current pandemic has quite unfortunately impacted “Black on Black”, which will appear in this performance with one of its members missing and therefore call themselves “Black on Plague”

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Chromatic Wednesdays #3

Before we leave the infamous year of 2020 behind and also finalize the first month of Chromatic Wednesdays, we host the musician and the artist Devrim CK in our studio in Apartment Project. During our talk and music session, we will delve into the personal experiences of Devrim CK, a member of Siyasiyabend, his past Istanbul time, actions during Gezi Uprising, and migration to Berlin. While discovering his music production and street activism against gentrification, we will trace back the events from the past to today which shaped his creativity.

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Chromatic Wednesdays #2

The second meeting of the Chromatic Wednesdays will host Didem Pekün (filmmaker) and Nil Mutluer (academician). The conversation will briefly outline the recent past and the present of the political repression that has been exerted on the opposition, the academia, and the art scene in Turkey and will present examples of practices of collective solidarity within the country and abroad, (specifically, the ongoing campaign against the three years long imprisonment of Osman Kavala). Pekün and Mutluer will also discuss the impacts of personal and institutional self-censorship on artistic and cultural practices.

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Chromatic Wednesdays #1

The conversation with Barış Seyitvan will focus on the traumatic impacts of state repression in the Kurdish region of Turkey and on the contemporary art practices from the region. He will also focus on his experiences as the director of the Municipality Art Gallery in Diyarbakır, and the closure of the institution in parallel to the recent confiscation of local power by the central government. Seyitvan will conclude with his observations on the current practices from the region and in the diaspora.

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Situational Dictionary :NOW

It seems like we are supposed to be living in the here and now, but situations can suddenly change. The here becomes impossible, and the now becomes a transitory state between past and future. Often these abrupt changes are triggered by uncontrollable external events. Life plans get shaken up and social connections become scattered. There…

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“Black on Black” at Acud and Apartment Project

FezayaFirar & Ceren Oykut An audiovisual improvisation of live drawing and electronic music. Ceren Oykut’s surprising, tribal and tameless lines are telling stories of urban transformation, animals and language while accompanied by the purely live synthesized sonic waves of FezayaFirar, which swing between acyclic industrial drone¬ and rhythmscapes.

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“Figures in Air” Performance evening as part of Project Space Festival Berlin

Performer and choreographer Ayşe Orhon collaborates with musician and sound engineer Burak Tamer for a performance that considers today’s body as geography. They dig thoroughly into the territories of human sound in relation to movement, integrating live voice processing. Ceren Oykut expands the action of drawing with light and shadow. She brings her drawing practice…

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Apartment Project Berlin @ NO (B)ORDERS, C/O KUNSTPUNKT

NO (B)ORDERS is to be understood as a universal political outcry coming directly out of the project space art scene. It stands for an open worldview, the artistic recapturing of urban space, as well as the preservation of autonomy and diversity for project spaces and initiatives. Four internationally active project spaces and initiatives were selected…

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MUTTERZUNGE

“SEEING AND HEARING” Offsite-Exhibition (part of MUTTERZUNGE) [at] Apartment Project Berlin: 30. 3. – 5. 5. 2018 Beyond the events and presentations at Babylon, Mutterzunge also presents several off-site projects. First among these collaborations is an exhibition entitled “Seeing and Hearing”, hosted by Apartment Project in Neukölln from March 30th to April 5th, 2018. This…

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‘white on white’

19 January 2018 at 00:30-1:50 [at] Acud (Acud Macht Neu) Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin-Mitte 3 Februar 2018 at 20:00 [at] Apartment Project – Hertzbergstrasse 13, 12055 Berlin-Neukölln Drawing Performance: Ceren Oykut Sound: FF  fezaya firar

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T-Räume – Exhibition 2017

Exhibition Opening “T-RÄUME” Monday, 11th of December 2017, 6pm Duration: 11th – 17th of December   The exhibition “t-Räume” is showcasing the works produced in more than 10 workshops with young Neuköllners in the years 2016 and 2017. The wide spectrum of works includes Virtual Reality experiments, a poster campaign, chair and dome structures, urban…

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space, witnessing, in solidarity

25th November – 10th of December Opening Days/Hours: Thu to Sat 4pm – 7pm Participants: Merve Bedir & Alican İnal, Suat Öğüt, belit sağ The prevalent comprehension of (architectural) space tends to focus on (singular) event(s) staged in a certain space. The city, the square, the street, the house, the room of sorts are perceived…

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EXIT/ Exist

Exhibition: 1st of November to 15th of November 2017 Artists : Gözde İlkin, Çiçek Kahraman, Ceren Oykut, Özgür Erkök Moroder

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SiS – HisTv [at] DisPlaced – rePlaced Festival

The television channel of ‘SiS’ is employed to bring artist works that use television programme as a form. Television programmes are produced at the set constructed within the exhibition space both before and during the exhibition, contributing to the flow of information during the course. Keeping record of contemporary memory creates a medium that can…

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No Matter

7 artists/ Ali Demirel, Ceren Oykut, Ezgi Kilincarslan, Gözde Ilkin, Mustafa Pancar, Lerna Babikyan, Özgür Erkök Moroder) from Turkey who work on different fields and with different mediums realise their own projects, they will interact at some point to intersect their issues to each other.

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SiS – In the blink of a bird

“In the blink of a bird” is the product of a collaborative work initiated by a group of individuals who pursue the possibilities of collective production, and reflect on the ways and methods of thinking, acting, departing and deciding together. It  is an exhibition expanding through invites and participations based on the conceptual and structural basis…

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Ali Demirel – Kuyu (The Pit)

The Pit is the second work of what Demirel calls his “post-apocalyptic utopia” series.

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t-räume – Main Description

  >> Hier gibt es die dazugehörige Broschüre zum PDF-Download. DOWNLOAD-LINK t-räume versucht in fünf multidisziplinären Formaten die Medienkompetenz bildungsbenachteiligter Jugendlicher in Berlin-Neukölln zu fördern.

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t-räume – 2+1 Music Video Workshop

In unserem ersten Workshop von Mai bis Juli haben wir mit Geflüchteten in der Stadt Villa Global gearbeitet. Gemeinsam mit Schüler*innen der Heinrich-Heine Schule produzierten wir im Juni und Juli ein kollektives Musik-Video. Hier sind ein paar Eindrücke.

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Good bye my home

2+1 – Goodbye My Home- Vienna

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Autoscopy – Sit Behind My Eyes

Presented as a part of Transmediale Vorspiel CTM 2016, sit behind my eyes is a virtual reality environment designed to mirror the process of visual perception.

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61 metre Kahya Bey Sokağı

One of the important streets of Tarlabası, İstanbul is Omer Hayyam street, and Kahya Bey street is an long, narrow road that crosses it. The workshops that form that basis of the exhibition were done with children and the teenagers living in the first 61 meters of this street.

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Spacedigger

The Anxious Borders project is a research and art initiative that gives voice to populations in “declining”, neglected urban areas in Mersin and Berlin.

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Collective Film Project – Where to go

Film conceived and produced by the Collective Film Project (KFP) Collective Film Project (Kolektif Film Projesi, KFP) is a cinema initiative of Apartment Project. KFP was formed as a platform for artists from different backgrounds and working in a variety of media to come together to create new cinematic forms. The project is grounded in…

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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…

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