Sis Collective »In the Blink of A Bird (second rendition)«
In this performance the members and collaborators of Sis explore in the realm of bureaucracy. They claim to consult, guide and counsel the visitors through the exhibition, through the paperwork, through unvoiced complications and to a Next Stage.
This performance is the modified second rendition of the first »In the Blink of A Bird«, realized in Depo İstanbul in 2017. Since the performers will be able to consult a limited number of people, Sis collective suggests that you make an appointment online filling out this form: https://forms.gle/qSEBiXkvZykjo1be8
>> Members of Sis advise you to be ready to encounter questions like »Are you able to eat fresh coriander?« or »Have you ever been to a courthouse?« and they say that it is ok to come with a friend because no man is an island, right?
In the Blink of A Bird
Exhibition: 27 April – 2 June 2019
The project »In the Blink of A Bird« was initiated by the artist collective Sis*. Working collaboratively, Sis negotiates themes of freedom of expression, bureaucracy, and immigration. In Turkey, print and radio media in particular are increasingly subject to regulations that restrict freedom of speech. To demonstrate the subversive potential of these media, the artists of the collective chose techniques from these fields for their work. (more…)
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.
Exhibition Opening: 02.11.2018 at 7pm
Exhibition Period: 02.11. – 25.11.2018
“We were like you,” they say. “You won’t get the answer to any question. The thing that is real is the longing within you, don’t try to extinguish that.”
Neither past nor future, neither death nor life…
Staying on in-between every once in a while, neither back, nor forth but always longing for the other…
Orpheus was the first living soul, who had gone to the realm of the dead and returned. (more…)
August 27th, Monday
3pm – 9pm
To write a novel is seen as a monumental undertaking to accomplish in one’s lifetime. None of us has written a novel before and to take on this task together, forming a temporary writing society means something new to all of us. Believing in realising a novel in a timeframe of one month introduces already a form of possible failure. Embracing this defeat we will work ’til the end.
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 onstage, performing live drawing accompanied by
experimental electronic duo FezayaFirar’s uncut, improvised performance. Burak Tamer is also a member of Istanbul’s avant-rock band Replikas, and
FezayaFirar will join for the first time to weave sound in space.
The evening takes its name “Figures in Air” from the book by Micah Silver about audio’s impact on human behavior and social space. Drawing,
human voice, sound, and movement meet in the gallery space with collaborations by different artists.
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 through an open call for this exhibition, based on artworks that are clearly positioned against discrimination and repression, instead displaying ways forward toward communication and freedom. The group exhibition allows not only for an encounter with different forms of reflection and expression, but also offers a space for spontaneous art actions and further discussion.
Türkcesi icin kaydirin
Offene Werkstatterfahrung im Schichtbetrieb
Die “Offene Werkstatterfahrung im Schichtbetrieb” verkörperte anfangs die Reaktion auf die unfassbare und unberechtigte Verhaftung von Osman Kavala – welchen wir kennen und mit ihm in Kontakt stehen; dennoch tritt sie aus der Notwendigkeit hervor, sich solidarisch mit all denen zu zeigen, welche ihrer Freiheit beraubt wurden, weil sie Gebrauch von ihrer Meinungsfreiheit gemacht haben. Sie fand am 22.214.171.124 Februar im Istanbuler Kunstraum DEPO statt.
Die “Offene Werkstatterfahrung im Schichtbetrieb” hat es ermöglicht dass Künstler und Kunst schaffende aus verschiedenen Generationen in einem gemeinsam genutzten Raum zusammen kommen konnten.
Mit Vorstellungsvermögen, mit Spielen, und der erschaffenen Sprache war man zusammen.
This project chases a woman who had neither a very long nor a very deep life. Nazifya Akarsu, died at the age of 35, and left 8 children behind. Her still-living 5 children don’t have much memory about her, and she couldn’t leave too much behind. The only information about her is as following: She is the daughter of a migrant family coming from Kosovo to Turkey in 1923. (more…)
“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 constructed by Selda Asal, Özgür Atlagan, Fatma Belkıs, Şafak Çatalbaş, Elmas Deniz, Borga Kantürk, Evrim Kavcar, Yasemin Nur, Sevgi Ortaç, Gümüş Özdeş, Gökçe Süvari, and Merve Ünsal. Onur Ceritoğlu & Berk Asal.
Drop City began on a rooftop in Kansas, where two young artists, Gene Bernofsky and Clark Richert, dropped art from their studio onto the street. They wanted to make art a part of everyday life. In 1965, together with Jo Ann Bernofsky and Richard Kallweit, they bought a small piece of land in southern Colorado, and were soon joined by other artists, writers and inventors. (more…)
Experimental duo Fezayafirar appears at Apartment Project Berlin for yet another improvised session, where they will go between drone, polyrhythms, noise and soundscapes, bringing together analog electronics, acoustic and DIY instruments. Frances Sander will accompany the duo with live paintings.
Während des Workshops werden die TeilnehmerInnen digitale Produktionsmethoden kennenlernen und diese für die Visualisierung ihrer nächtlichen Träume als Bilder, Animationen, Videospiele oder als künstlerische Installationen einsetzen. Die Methoden und Fragestellungen des Workshops sollen den TeilnehmerInnen Reflexionsvermögen und Wissen vermitteln, die den Umgang mit digitalen Bilderfluten erleichtern.
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 a philosophy of collaboration, embracing spontaneity and improvisation. KFP drew inspiration from the tropes and formats of historical genres of film, performance, and literature. (more…)
In the spring of 2012 we made a series of experimental excursions into our city, Berlin. Our idea was to activate the potentials of our urban setting; the blank facades, the busy streets, the characters that comprise what we understand as our city. (more…)
Apartment Project Berlin is a space for collective living, aiming to be a meeting point for international artists towards productions with interdisciplinary approaches. Moving from Istanbul, feeling the urge to come up with new ideas in a new surrounding, geography; the project is trying to take risks, eliminate the great expectations by questioning the notion of success while discontinuously transforming.
KABA HAT was in a residency in Apartment Project between 25 July-6 September 2013. During that period KABA HAT had an exhibition in Institut für Alles Mögliche, participated to the B_tour festival and between 2 September-2 October 2013 Trümmer auf Trümmer (Yığın üstüne yığın) was exhibited in Apartment Project.