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Glassboating the Bosphorus

Sculptural Performance between Asia and Europe


19.05.2012 Saturday 7pm (Opening/Cocktail)

Kadıköy “Karaköy ve Eminönü İskelesi” 1. Floor Terrace.

Seven floating Glass objects will cross the Bosporus at Istanbul from Asia to Europe. Filled with brand new goods from Asia, Far East, they will be tugged on water by a small fishing boat aiming at the European shore. Goods will be mass-produced items from East-Asian regions like China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Hong Kong, cheap consumables of very short value in daily life.

While large-scale Import is normally being performed in sealed containers on huge ships, ”Glassboating the Bosporus” is an attempt towards visibilisation of social and ecological matters, raising questions about European consumption habits.

“Istanbul Glassboats” are appr. 80 x 80 x 35cm sized objects resembling rough shapes of miniaturized cargo vessels and plastic shopping bags. Content will be mainly plastic toys, decorative objects, Kitsch and tools that don‘t last long.

Gonzoconsult Team

Gonzoconsult is a collective focusing on the production of artwork regarding the land- scapes of interpersonal values. For “Glassboating the Bosphorus” the following artists will join Gonzoconsult:
Selin Bourqin (Zürich,Switzerland), Hande Başargün (Istanbul/Turkey), Christian Klier (Berlin/Germany), Momme Deutschmann (Kiel/Germany), Julia Küllmer, Peter Bollow, and Samuel Burkhardt (Hamburg/Germany)

Thomas Büsch

Filmmaker, Founding Member and Secretary General of diyalog, promotion of cultural exchange with Turkey. Since 2012 he is also project manager of InEnArt.

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