Thebes, Sphinx 2015 etkinliklerinde, geçmişin hayaletleriyle geleceğin Avrupası’na doğru…

Ekim başında bir haftalığına Yunanistan’da, Atina’nın kuzeybatısındaki ünlü antik kent Thivas / Thebias’da (Thebes) sürmekte olan SPHINX 2015 (Sfenks 2015) etkinliklerine davetliyim.

Etkinlikler kapsamında 1 Ekim’de açılacak sergide “2011 yılında Avrupa’da çok küçük bir ada ya da çok yakında bütün Avrupa” adlı resmim sergilenecek. Ayrıca aynı hafta antik kentte yeralan iki ayrı meydanda iki ayrı etkinliğim sahne alıyor.

İlki 4 Ekim pazar günü düzenleyeceğim -umarım- çok katılımlı bir performans. İsmi ingilizce ve çevrilmesi mümkün değil: The inter(s)a(n)ction of third individuations. Angela Merkel’in 2010 yılının Ekim ayında sarfettiği ve Avrupa’da yeni bir çağı başlattığını düşündüğüm cümlelere 5 yılın ardından vermeyi düşündüğüm bir cevap.

Şöyle demişti Merkel, Postdam’da Hıristiyan Demokratik Birlik (CDU) gençlik kolu toplantısında yaptığı konuşmada: ”Kuşkusuz, yan yana yaşayacak, çokkültürlü bir toplum inşa etme yaklaşımı başarısız oldu, tek kelimeyle başarısız”. 
Ben Merkel’in bu cümlelerini, her bitirdiğinde yeniden başa alarak, arka arkaya ekledim. Her yeniden ekleyişimde yavaşlattım. Yeni bir ses dosyasına 14 dakika boyunca yaydım. Artık o ses iniltiye, çok sevdiğim bir arkadaşımın benzetmesiyle “Tepegöz Polyphemus’un, mağarasında, Odysseus’a haykırışına” dönüşünceye kadar… 
Performansa şimdiden elimdeki tüm olanaklarla davet ettiğim Atina ve Thivas’lılardan, oralara varınca bulacağımı düşündüğüm diğerlerinden istediğim ise, Thebes’in “Ag. Georgios” (yani Aya Yorgi, Saint George ya da Cercis Aleyhisselam) Meydanı’nda, Merkel’in dönüştürülmüş sesi güçlü hoparlörlerden boşanırken, o hoparlörlerin karşısında, kendi seçtikleri şarkıları kulaklıklarından dinleyerek dansetmeleri. Danslarının sonunda da kendi ve dansetmek için seçtikleri o şarkıların isimlerini bana iletmeleri… 
Performansın hazırlığından başlayarak, sürecini, kendisini belgelerken, onların isimleri ve şarkı listelerini de yayınlayacağım bir web sitesi ise hedefim, sonraki işim. Daha öte hedefim ise bu “sessiz” dansları tüm Avrupa’ya yayabilmek. Bakalım… Daha Thebes’te kaç katılımcıyla yola başlayacağımı bile bilmiyorum.

5 Ekim’de ise Thebes’in Sinikismos Meydanı’nda ise “Sazak’ın Dikenleri” ilk kez Yunanistan’da, açık havada, perdede gösterilecek. Sinikismos, 1922 yılında Anadolu, Küçük Asya’daki kırımdan kaçan, topraklarından sürülen sığınmacıların yerleştikleri meydan. Sanırım bu videomun gösterimi için iyi bir yer seçimi.

Aşağıda peformans çağrımı temellendirdiğim, tanımladığım ingilizce proje metnimi bulacaksınız. Etkinliğin Facebook sayfasını, açık çağrımı, Yunanistan’daki dostlarınızla paylaşır ve onların da yaygınlaştırmasını isterseniz sevinirim:
The inter(s)a(n)ction of third individuations

“At the external level, the immigrant has to rediscover the acceptable limits of interpersonal space. The extent of physical contact, spatial proximity and psychological intimacy becomes a matter of renewed psychosocial negotiation and practice. More important, the immigrant finds himself “too far” from his country of origin, a distance that he, like the practicing phase toddler, might greatly enjoy for some time. Sooner or later, however, the anxiety of having exceeded the symbiotic orbit surfaces. The immigrant’s ego loses the support it had drawn from the familiar environment, climate, and landscape—all unconsciously perceived as extensions of the mother. “Attempts at restoration of such ego support may lead the immigrant to seek a climate and ethnic surrounding much like his original, and may become involved in a lifelong attempt at symbolic restitution of his motherland”.
(Salman Akhtar (1995), “A Third Individuation: Immigration, Identity, And The Psychoanalytic Process”, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 43:1051-1084)

“This is why Lacan’s formula for overcoming an ideological impossibility is not ‘everything is possible’, but ‘the impossible happens’. The Lacanian impossible-real is not an a priori limitation, which needs to be realistically taken into account, but the domain of action. An act is more than an intervention into the domain of the possible—an act changes the very coordinates of what is possible and thus retroactively creates its own conditions of possibility.” 
(Slavoj Žižek, “A Permanent Economic Emergency”, New Left Review 64, July – Aug 2010, page 85) 


I think the words of German president Merkel “And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other… has failed, utterly failed” is the beginning of the new era that is a foresight future of Europe. 

“The inter(s)a(n)ction of third individuations” is a work within a city-wide participatory art-research project using the digital, physical and human infrastructure of a festival, including Merkel’s manipulated speech in background and a “silent” dance event and a declaration of a possible different foresight.

The project aims for a “silent” dance event with 100 – 1000 volunteer participants with own free chosen playlist during 13:14 minutes, intends even for exhibit of those participants own reflections upon Merkel’s speech and their detailed playlist on website.

Process:

To find participants in Thebes through help and open calls from voluntary groups that works within anti racism, for future multi cultural European societies. The call will inform about the project; “silent” dance event, recording of own reflections and publishing playlists.

A comprehensive lab-working with individual recordings of the participants reflections of Merkel’s manipulated speech, and the playlists that participants will choose to listen with their own mp3/4 player with headphones while they dance in “silent” event.

The actual process will occur in a crowded square of city on the dates of the festival. Merkel’s manipulated speech will be on speakers, running gradually slowing, while the participants dance “silent”. The participants will be close-up recorded by moving cameras and the square will be recorded by multiple stable cameras during those 13:14 minutes. 

The interactive presentation of the project on its own website will be available close after the date of performance. The website gives all visitors possibility to enter the different pages to check all participants reflections and playlists with their own cursors.
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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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