"Mr. President let me challenge you to face his 1-2" on ACT ART 8 – CENSORED

ACT ART 8 – CENSORED

100 ARTISTS, 1 VENUE. 1 NIGHT.

9 Areas. 10 Live Spaces. Seated Cinema. Cafe. Smoking Garden.
Performance. Live Art. Music PA`s. Film. Video. Installation. Photography. Painting. Other Media. DJ`s. Performances all night from 8pm.
“ACT ART 8 – CENSORED” on Friday 9th July 2010.
The Islington Metal Works, Angel, Islington, London
Tickets for this event will be available shortly.


About my work in this event:

“Mr. President let me challenge you to face his 1-2”
(A suggestion of nightmare for G. W. Bush)

A neo-fluxus art interference
9.1.2007 – 15.1.2007
Transformed and re-edited anonymous mobil phone records of Saddam Hussein’s execution

Akçura is an artist who doesn’t keep his views to himself. The execution of ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s affected him deeply and he aroused a bit of international interest when he changed the face of the overthrown Iraqi leader lying in the morgue with that of U.S. President George W. Bush. He posted the video on Youtube. Two experimental videos titled “Mr. President let me challenge you to face his,” which show Bush in a provocative way during the execution process of Saddam made it to the most watched videos section of the “Arts and Animations” category rapidly in January. But not for long. The videos were taken off the Web site with claims that the video embraced violence. Akçura said: “It was said that my video included violence. It was virtual, yet the real execution images were displayed to billions of people on TVs everyday hundreds of times.” The artist says that he sent the video to the White House as part of his virtual campaign for justice.

After Youtube blocked his work, the artist posted the video on Google Video. He mentions that they also blocked it after a short period and his reaction is “My search for justice got stuck in virtual censor.”

Turkish Daily News
VERCİHAN ZİFLİOĞLU
ISTANBUL
Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Mr. President let me challenge you to face his 1-2 from hakan akcura on Vimeo.

ACT ART 8 – CENSORED

ARTISTS (confirmed so far include):

AINE PHILLIPS & MANUEL VASON
ALESSANDRO VITALI
ALEX FEAR
ALLAN STANLEY TAYLOR
ANDREA CONTIN
ANGEL ROSE
ANITA PONTON
ANNO BERGMANN
ART BITES
ASHLEY RYDER
BEN CHARLES EDWARDS
BEN HOPPER
BERIVAN SAYICI & PAUL FLORIAN
BERNADETTE LOUISE
CATHERINE MAFFIOLETTI
CHRISALYS
CHRISTIAN SIMMONS
CHRISTINA MILLARE
DÆDALUS
FERAL
FERNANDO MERINERO
FRANCESCO BENENATO
GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN
HAKAN AKÇURA
HOLESTAR
HOLLY REVELL
ILKA LEUKEFELD
INBRED HYBRID COLLECTIVE
JAMES FRENCH
JAMES LEON
JASON ATOMIC
JONNY WOO
JOSEPH MERCIER
JULIA UBERREITER
JUSTIN ALLEN & RACHEL PARRY
KAT HANULA
KATE PELLING
KEVIN BRIAN HOWBROOK
KIMBAL BUMSTEAD
KRIS WLODARSKI
LADYWINTERBUM
LARS SILTBERG
LES CHILD
LINK LEISURE
MACIEJ TOPOROWICZ
MAGDALENA SURANYI
MARIANNA & DANIEL O’REILLY
MARTIN THE ROBOT
MAXIME ANGEL
MOUSE & TOM THE BEAR
MR PUSTRA/DAEMIANE
NADIA DE CARLO
NATASHA CARUANA
NATHAN EVANS
NICOLA CANAVAN
NICOLA RUBEN MONTINI
OLIVER FROST & MARC MASSIVE
PANICLAB
PAULA DAVY
PETE MAY
RICHARD DEDOMENICI
S.ASTRID BIN
SASHA SELAVIE
SONOFABITCH
SUSAN MORTIMER
THE READERS
THOMAS FISHENDEN
THOMAS JOHN BACON
TOM WALKER
TRADEMARK
VES PITTS & JOE JEFFREYS

MAIN STAGE hosted by SCOTTEE

FILM SCREENINGS INCLUDE:

`UNCLE DAVID` starring David Hoyle & Ashley Ryder. Introduced on the night by Ashley Ryder.
`THE TOWN THAT BOARS ME` starring Jodie Harsh, Kelly Osbourne & Sophie Ellis Bexter

DJ`S:

PRINCESS JULIA & SCOTTEE

This event addresses CENSORSHIP.

Is CENSORSHIP really appropriate?

Do individuals have the right to say whatever they wish even if this offends someone else?

Does CENSORSHIP have the effect of making art more appealing, more glamorous, and more exciting?

Is it controlling and arrogant to suggest the public needs protecting?

Is CENSORSHIP about what’s morally wrong or obscene, or is it subjective?

CENSORSHIP surrounds us, be it freedom of speech, censorship of art and culture, freedom of expression or removal of media that’s deemed to be harmful, insensitive, objectionable, embarrassing or inconvenient to those in power. Thankfully it’s extremely hard (if not impossible) for those in authority to control our personal choices and forms of expression because in order for us to be controlled we must all think the same way, which of course is never really going to happen.

Curated and produced by Oliver Frost and Marc Massive and now in its 8th year, ACT ART is an underground event that takes place twice year, merging art, fashion, pop and club culture. ACT ART programmes experimental, radical, challenging, non-mainstream work that’s sometimes difficult to watch, or be confronted with, by emerging and established artists working in all media. ACT ART offers a space for those who are willing to take risks, have something to say (be it political, confrontational, beautiful, or ugly and where censorship is not an issue, and aims to bring different people together, brake down social groups, steer away from the cliquey art world and its politics, and make art more accessible and fun whilst still remaining thought provoking.

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Selected exhibitions, activities: 2013 Artist presentation: "Being in Sweden, being an immigrant, being an artist", Adaevi, Museum of the Princes' Islands, İstanbul, Turkey "Yersiz: Kader Birliği", Mardin, Kızıltepe, Turkey “Ja jag vill leva jag vill dö”, Tegen 2, Stockholm "Vilken tur! Himlen omfamnar oss!" / "What luck! The sky embraces us!" / "Ne şans! Gökyüzü hepimizi sarıyor!" Photography Exhibition, Ideas and Innovation Fair, Stockholm "Milat" Exhibition for Hrant, Getronagan Lisesi'nden Yetişenler Derneği, Harbiye / Rumeli Han C blok 6.Kat - Beyoğlu, İstanbul 2012 Migration Connections Project 2012 Exhibition, Museum of the Princes' Islands, İstanbul, Turkey Edinburgh Middle Eastern Film Festival, Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Artist Talking and Screening, Agent Ria, Still Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 2011 Ars retorica, Hall the university library of Paris 8 – Saint Denis, France The Exhibition on the 20th Anniversary of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey: Where Fire Has Struck, DEPO Istanbul, Turkey 2010 PAI 2010-2011 in Thebes, Conference Center of Thebes, Greece International Media Arts Festival Videfesta’10: Archive Fever, Goethe Institute, Ankara, Turkey Temps D'Images Portugal 2010 Festival Film Award for Films on Art section "From childhood to police station" Exhibition, Free Expantion Platform, Istanbul, Turkey HEP Iran screening, Sazmanab Project, Tehran, Iran AthensArt 2010 contemporary art exhibition, Athens, Greece PAI 2010 contemporary art exhibition, Samothrace, Greece "Thistles of Sazak" screening and exhibition, 7th Karaburun Festival, Izmir, Turkey Distance Festival, London, UK "Artist Cinema", Art Beijing, China Over trubled water, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden Ankara International Film Festival, "Video: Spaces of Memory", Ankara, Turkey Direct Channell, Canakkale' Turkey !F Istanbul Film Festival 2010 online program: See it yourself (This village)' Istanbul, Turkey HEP Screening, AFA Beijing, China Tornavideo, Tamirhane, Ankara, Turkey 2009 “Projected Visions: 35 years of Turkish video art” exhibition Meeting Europe - Istanbul, Wacken Exhibition Centre, Strasbourg, France HEP (Human Emotion Project) Screening, AFA @ Portuguese Bookshop Gallery, Macau, China co-exhibition "Dirty Story", BM Suma, Istanbul, Turkey HEP (Human Emotion Project) Screening, Caldas-da-Rainha, Portugal HEP Screening, Berlin, Germany "Thistles of Sazak", art performance, Karaburun, Izmir, Turkey "Istanbul-Off-Spaces" co-exhibition, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany co-exhibition "Interzone:Nation", Gallery Galzenica, Zagreb, Croatia HEP Screening, LaSala in Cigunuela, Spain HEP screening, Melbourne, Australia "Varning för klämrisk", Solo Exhibition, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden to Ankara International Film Festival, Ankara, Turkey 2008 1st Int. Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Berlin, Germany "Hög på Golvet" group exhibition at Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden 1st Int. Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Istanbul, Turkey International Mail Art Project 2008, Conceptual Continuity Supermarket 2008 Art Fair with Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden 2007 "Fear of god" co-exhibition, Hafriyat Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey "Bodrum Film Festival", Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey "Jag, min husses hund" group exhibition, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden "Nightcomers" project in the 10th Biennial of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey Scope NYC [PAM], Scope Art Fair, Lincoln Center, New York, USA 2006 co-exhibition "Labyrint" in Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden Artist's "Sann dialog" ("Real dialogue") contemporary art activity has been started. Stockholm, Sweden Artist sent his videoperformance named as "Öppet brev till Migrationsverket" to Migrationsverket ("Open letter to Sweden Migration Board") 51', Stockholm, Sweden 2004 Artist given his art-object named as "För uppehållsstillstånd" to Migrationsverket ("For residence permission"), Istanbul, Turkey co-exhibition "Bridge from east to west", BBK Karlsruhe, Germany 2003 co-exhibition of AIAP "Hal/iç" with work name the "Difficult sleep". Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey 2002 co-exhibition "Arts Plastiques" in METU Spring Festival at METU Congre Center, Ankara, Turkey co-exhibition "A travel into life" at Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey 2001 "Sometimes when I'm high, I watch TV", video performance screening, Dulcinea, Istanbul, Turkey Artist's "Solitudo" contemporary art activity has been started. A solo contemporary art exhibition with 210 participants: I want my mirrors. Dulcinea Istanbul, Turkey 2000 co-exhibition "Veritas Omnia Vincit", Istanbul, Turkey Artist's "I want my mirrors" contemporary art activity has been started, Istanbul, Turkey 1999 "2th Interbalcanic Symposium of Visual Arts" and co-exhibition, Samotrache/Greece 1998 "...self", solo exhibition. Dulcinea, Istanbul, Turkey co-exhibition "The Other", Istanbul, Turkey 1996 "Citypaintings", solo exhibition. Habitat II/NGO Forum '96 art activities, Istanbul, Turkey Publication of book of poems: "Limpin Bird" (Aksak Kus) (168 page, 81 poem, 81 picture), Istanbul, Turkey 1995 Fourth Biennial of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey co-exhibition "Young Activity/Borders and Beyong", Istanbul, Turkey 1991 Short film maker and director, ("Everything is as it is", 24', 16 mm. Included in TRT's "Young Cinematographers" programme), Istanbul, Turkey

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