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Interactive Performance, 60 min. by Alexander Tuchacek

 

GaleriBu, Istanbul – January 10, 8 pm

The current artist-in-residence in Istanbul from the City of  Zurich – Alexander Tuchacek – works with sound, natural language, voices, computer codes and text. The Austrian born artist lives in Zurich and has a professorship at the University of the Arts Zurich.

Since the early nineties he has developed data spaces in which visitors can rearrange abstract visual and audio structures. For him promises of self-empowerment and participation are integral to his performances and installations.

Five Years InEnArt

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  • 2013 - Inauguration of InEnArt with the Cootie Catcher
  • Gezi Protests - Standing Man
  • Organization of the first Three Sided Footbal Match in Turkey
  • New Utopias - Micro Nations
  • Searching Traces - Workshop Series with migrants and the host communities
  • Participants of the Mahalla Festival in Istanbul dedicated to culture in transition

 

The InEnArt team wishes all friends and supporters a good 2018. The InEnArt online platform and its sub-domains (Senses of Time, StreetWalking and the Mahalla Festival) were founded in December 2012 and exists now since 5 year. We thank all of our followers for their support during this period.

Since 5 years we are creating and publishing articles and events about cultural approaches and creative developments mostly from the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

In 2013 we created the largest online archive about the creative expressions during the Gezi protests in Istanbul; follwoing the Gezi park protests the InEnArt team organized the first ever Three Sided Football match in Turkey in the frame of the Istanbul Biennial 2013.-

The InEnArt team was always reflecting cultural search of identity in areas of cultural alienation either due to repression, displacement and the need for personal expression. With our platform Urban Voices we are reflecting new creative efforts and discuss future utopia of life beyond borders which still exists within nations, gender, religion and ethics.

Since 2014 we prepared under the title Searching Traces on behalf the Goethe-Institut Istanbul an extensive workshop program with migrants and host communities in Turkey reflecting the living situation in exile. It became its own video channel within our video magazine StreetWalking.-

Within the frame of parallel events of the 15th Istanbul Biennial were organized last year the Mahalla festival dedicated to migration, exile and cultural identity with the participation of 25 cultural initiatives from 16 countries from Europe and beyond. In 2018 we are preparing the second issue of the Mahalla festival in Malta.-

Just to name a few examples of our activities during these five years.

The archive of the InEnArt database offers you the opportunity to improve your knowledge about art and culture and follow new innovations in the cultural field. To test your knowledge you can visit the quiz section of the InEnArt platform and have fun.

We thank all participants and followers for their contribution during these five years.

 

HAUS 209

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The upcoming artist-in-residence in Istanbul of the Berlin program – Bettina Hutschek – presents HAUS 209 at uqbar in Berlin.

HAUS 209 (House 209) tells the story of a woman who is used in a dystopian experiment of travelling to the “world beyond”. The woman is a prisoner in a clinic in a crisis-torn country. Scientists research the possibility of travelling to the “other world” with the help of radioactive capsules. Test subjects are sent to the “beyond” to get advice from the “voices” of how to solve humanity’s problems.

The film is constructed of still photos from various stays at the HELIOS-clinic for radioactive iodine therapy after thyroid cancer, of found footage from the 1950s, and of microscopic images of cells and inner-body activity. Sound recordings from the interior of the clinic ward mix with electronic blips and beeps, with Geiger-counter clicks and excerpts of songs by Debussy. 
The film refers to Marker’s “La Jetée”, while the film’s title refers to the ward in the clinic Berlin Buch, where thyroid cancer patients are given their radioactive iodine therapy.

The project space uqbar is a derivation from the non-profit art association Uqbar – Society for Representation Research, founded in 2004 as platform for interdisciplinary projects and international cooperation. Uqbar e.V. aims at promoting contemporary art and culture, above all implementing, supporting and hosting projects, which dedicate themselves to the research and promotion of experimental, interdisciplinary artistic and cultural practices in the international context.

The name uqbar was taken from a short story by the writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). In Borges’ “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” (1940) the word “uqbar” is an entry in a fictitious encyclopaedia. The word is a construct, a letter combination without meaning, used by the author in order to show how knowledge and meaning are constructed. The problem of the constitution of meaning, signification and interpretation is central to the discussion around the term of the representation.

Opening
Friday, November 24, 2017, 7 p.m.

uqbar

Schwedenstr. 16
13357 Berlin
Germany

Duration
November 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Opening hours
Friday, 2.30 – 6.30 p.m., and by appointment

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