CW#19 l SEASON 3 l Invisible to the Eye
22 November 2023, Wednesday | Season 3, Episode 19
Apartment Project and online
Livestream link: https://youtube.com/live/rok7-jM6ZQ0
Organized by the Apartment Project Berlin and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Invisible to the Eye
19:30 Film screening of «Invisible to the Eye» (2020, 85 min), followed by a Q&A with Eytan İpeker (editing) and Zeynep Dadak (director)
Inspired by Istanbul-born Armenian intellectual Eremya Celebi Komurciyan’s travel diaries from the 17th century, «Invisible to the Eye» traces his particular itinerary in today’s Istanbul. A complex palimpsest echoing İstanbul’s many different eras, this cinematic travelogue explores Komurciyan’s farsighted approach to the concepts of looking and viewing. Not searching for nostalgia but depth, «Invisible to the Eye’s» editing style aims to blend the multiple, sometimes invisible layers of Istanbul: a mythical home for those who left, who stayed and who have recently arrived. Following the screening, director Zeynep Dadak and editor Eytan İpeker will discuss the film with regard to «Chromatic Wednesdays’» monthly theme «Home».
Zeynep Dadak is a director based in Berlin and İstanbul. She holds a PhD from the Cinema Studies Department at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Her debut feature film «Mavi Dalga» (The Blue Wave, 2013) had its international premiere at the 64th Berlinale and received three awards at the Antalya Film Festival. Her films, including the feature length documentary «Ah Gözel İstanbul» (Invisible to the Eye, 2020), have been screened at renown film festivals such as Rotterdam, Sheffield, AFI and Dokufest. Zeynep Dadak was selected for the Medienboard Artist in Residence in Berlin in 2018 and Berlin Senate Fellowship in 2019. In 2021, she directed the mini-series «Terapist» (The Therapist) for the online platform GAIN. She was member of Altyazı Monthly Film Magazine’s editorial board between 2004 and 2020. Currently, Zeynep teaches film at NYU Berlin; she works as a consultant and tutor for the Berlinale Co-Production Market and the Torino Film Lab; and she is working on her new feature film «Electric Sleep».
Eytan Ipeker is an editor, director, and experimental filmmaker based in Berlin. The films he has edited have been screened at the Cannes Film Festival, the Berlinale, the Sarajevo Film Festival, Visions du Réel, DOKLeipzig, DokuFest, documenta, Viennale, and in the Tate Modern program. He has received numerous awards, including the European Film Award for Editing for his joint work with Özcan Vardar on «Burning Days», which premiered in Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section. As a director, his feature-length documentary «The Pageant” (2020) had its World premiere at Visions du Réel in the section International Feature Competition and was shown at the film festivals in Sarajevo, Jerusalem and Odessa. He has co-produced «Albüm» (2016), which premiered in Cannes, where it won the France 4 Visionary Award, followed by the Best Feature Award at Sarajevo Film Festival. Besides, he is an experimental filmmaker whose work was screened at the Toronto and Edinburgh film festivals.
«Chromatic Wednesdays» is a bi-weekly event series bringing together creative thinkers across diverse backgrounds. As part of this interdisciplinary program, the film screening will begin at 19.30 (doors open at 19.00) at Apartment Project (Hertzbergstraße 13, 12055 Berlin) and can also be followed online on Youtube ( https://youtube.com/live/rok7-jM6ZQ0).
The space of the Apartment Project is accessible by wheelchair.