"Sazak’ın Dikenleri" Portekiz Temps D’Images Festivali’nin ödüllü "Sanat Filmleri" bölümüne seçildi


“Hakan Akçura, kendi performansı “Sazak’ın Dikenleri” üzerine yaptığı filmle, hiçbirimize bir kaçış şansı vermiyor ve onunla birlikte Türkiye’nin sıcak güneşinin altında bir hoşgeldin eylemi olarak kalkıştığı bu somut, ağır işin ardına takılıp gidiyoruz. “


Rajele JainFilms Award for Films on Art program yönetmeni
Festival Kataloğu (pdf) Videom “Sazak’ın Dikenleri”, 28 Ekim – 21 Kasım 2010 tarihleri arasında Lizbon’da düzenlenecek Temps D’Images (Zamanın Görüntüleri) Festivali’nin “Film Award for Films on Art” (Sanat Filmleri için Film Ödülü) başlıklı bölümüne seçildi.

Bu yıl sekizincisi düzenlenen Temps D’Images, performans sanatçıları, film yönetmenleri, görsel sanatçılar, müzisyenler, dansçılar ve yazarlar arasında karşılıklı değişim programları yaratan, onların yaratımlarına yapım ve sunum olanakları sağlayan disiplinlerüstü bir festival.

“Film Award for Films on Art” ise, son üç yıldır Festival kapsamında yeralan, seçecekleri ve ödüllendirecekleri filmlere dair beklentilerini aşağıdaki cümlelerle açıklayan bir özel bölüm:

“Sanat ya da sanatçı filmleri özünde, kendi filmiyle yüzleşmek isteyen film yönetmeni için de, sanatını sunmak isteyen sanatçı için de disiplinlerüstü sanat işleridir.

Tüm olanaklı, farklı biçimlere şans tanıyan Festival, uzun süreli gözlemler, tarihsel araştırmalardan güç alan, sanatçıların çekim ve kurguya dair seçimleriyle deneysel bir filme dönüşen belgesellerin, özgün, niteliği yüksek, geleneksel ve güncel örneklerini bulup, seçip, ödüllendiriyor.

Bu filmler, yönetmeninin tanınmış bir sanatçı portresini sunmak isterken, kendi düşünceleri ile saygıyla yaklaştığı filminin ana karakteri arasında kendi yolunu aradığı filmler olabiliyor. Sosyal/politik bir bağlama özel bir sanat biçimi ya da sanatçı varoluşu ile dokunan, yaratım sürecine odaklanan, içinde gösterilen üç boyutlu sanat işlerinin biçimsel problemlerini yansıtan, sanat ve sanat tarihine yönetmeninin kültürü dışından bakmaya çalışan filmler olabiliyor.

Sanatçı, sanat eseri, yönetmen kimliğiyle sanatçı arasında zengin bir etkileşimi çağıran, seyirciye kaydedilmiş ya da belgelenmiş bir sanat eylemini sunmaktan ötesini isteyen filmler…”

“Sazak’ın Dikenleri”, Temps D’Images Festivali’nin ödüllü “Sanat Filmleri” bölümüne seçilen 35 filmden biri ve 14 Kasım 2010’da gösterilecek.

Sazak’ın Dikenleri bundan önce Ankara Film Festivali kapsamında “Video: Bellek Mekan” sergisine, Londra Distance Festivali’ne, 7. Karaburun Şenliği’ne ve çok yakında ayrıntılarını anlatacağım bir süreçle “gösterilmediği” Atina’daki AthensArt 2010 sergisine katılmıştı.




Sazak’ın Dikenleri / Thistles of Sazak from hakan akcura on Vimeo.

Sazak’ın DikenleriBir performansın belgeseli

Yapımcı: Open Flux
Yönetmen: Hakan Akçura
Müzik: Dror Feiler
Kamera: Hakan Akçura, Dror Feiler, Leyla Ferngren, Gunilla Sköld-Feiler
Kurgu: Hakan Akçura
41.31 dak.
2010
Stokholm, İsveç”Sazak, Türkiye’nin Ege kıyılarında İzmir şehrinin Karaburun ilçesinde yeralan 1922 yılında diğerleriyle birlikte zorla boşaltılan bir Rum dağ köyü.

Zamanında bağlarında lezzetli şaraplar ve pekmezler üretmek için rizaki üzümleri yetiştiren bu köyün ve çevre köylerin Rum sakinleri, aslında en az geride kalanlar kadar bu toprakların sahibi olsalar da, İzmir’i işgal eden Yunan ordusuyla bir sayıldılar, Karaburun koylarından denize dökülüp, öldürülüp, sürüldüler; arkalarından köyleri talan edildi.

O günden bu yana, yani tam 87 yıldır, yeraldığı sarp yamaçta, güçlü rüzgarlara, Midilli ve Sakız adalarına yüzü dönük, hala ayakta kalan taş evleri ve eşsiz siluetiyle ıssız, yalnız ve korumasız bekler Sazak.

2009 yılının Ağustos ayında 50 kadar Yunanistan vatandaşı Patras yakınlarından Türkiye’nin İzmir ilinin Karaburun ilçesine geldiler. Onlar 2. düzenlenen Karaburun Yarımadası Türk-Yunan Dostluk Günleri kapsamında, tam 87 yıl sonra dedelerinin terketmek zorunda kaldığı toprakları ziyaret edecek olan torunlardı.

6 Ağustos akşamı, yöre sakinleriyle ilk buluşma yemeğine katılmak üzere Küçükbahçe köyüne giderken, otobüsleri durdu ve yola indiler. Basan akşam karanlığında, uzaktaki Sazak köyüne ya da onların deyişiyle Sazaki’ye baktılar.

İkinci buluşma yemeği ertesi gün Sarpıncık köyünde yapılacaktı.

Bense, o son yemekle aynı gün yani 7 Ağustos’ta Sazak köyünde bir sanat performansı gerçekleştirerek onlara “merhaba” demek istiyordum. Günler öncesinden kasabanın duvarlarına astığım ve çevre köylere dağıttığım performans duyurum şöyleydi:

Sazak’ın dikenleri

Yedi Ağustos 2009’da, gündoğumundan günbatımına kadar,
Sazak köyünü, onun ağır boşluğunuyürek dağlayan bir örtü gibi kaplayan
devedikenlerinden temizlemeye çalışacağım.
Bu performansım katılıma açıktır.

Hakan Akçura

Sazak’ı boylu boyunca kaplayan dikenlerden temizlemeye kalkmak, bu simgesel temizlik, benim için, köyü 87 yıldır acılı geçmişiyle birlikte terkedildiği yalnızlıktan, sahipsizlikten, korumasızlıktan kurtarmaya çalışmanın, onu her geçen gün daha da gelişeceğine inandığım Türk-Yunan dostluğunun simgelerinden biri haline getirmenin yolunu açmaya kalkışmaktı.

Dikenlerini temizleyeceğim her evden, o evin orada artık olmayan sahiplerinden kendimce izin istedim.

Evet performansım katılıma açıktı. Çağrımı sadece Karaburun ve çevresine yaygınlaştırmamış, aynı zamanda ilk buluşma yemeğinin Türkiyeli ve Yunanlı tüm konuklarına da duyurmuştum. Performansa ekibim dışında sadece iki kişi geldi. Küçükbahçe yazlıkçılarından Bergamalı emekli bir felsefe öğretmeni ile kızı. Sularını ve meyvelerini paylaştılar benimle.

Onlara teşekkür ediyorum.

Hakan Akçura



Reklamlar

"Thistles of Sazak" selected for "Film Award for Films on Art" section of Temps D’Images Portugal 2010 Festival

“With the film about his performance “Thistles of Sazak”, Hakan Akçura even doesn’t give us any change to escape – here we are to follow his heavy work for a welcome performance under the hot sun of Turkey, it is tangible.”
Rajele JainDirector of the Film Award for Films on Art
Festival Catalogue (pdf)
I am very honored to have my video selected for Temps D’Images Portugal 2010 Festival, Film Award for Films on Art
section.

TEMPS D’IMAGES Portugal 2010 FILM AWARD for FILMS ON ART

The transdisciplinary festival TEMPS D’IMAGES enables, produces and presents since seven years artistic works which were created through the mutual exchange of artists of different disciplines such as performer and film maker, visual artist and musician, writer and dancer.
This year for the third time TEMPS D’IMAGES announces the competition of films to win the TEMPS D’IMAGES FILM AWARD for films on art.
Films on art or artists are intrinsincly transdiciplinary art works since the film maker necessarily has to confront his own film art with the art of the artist which he wants to present.
TEMPS D’IMAGES will select and award films on art which show a unique and high quality of traditional as well as contemporary forms of documentaries: from hommage films to film essays to long term observations to historical research upto experimental films who themselves become an art work through their way of filming or editing – TEMPS D’IMAGES will give a chance to all different forms.
There can be portraits of a famous artist in which the film maker had to approach his protagonist by finding ways between high respect and his own idea to the film, there can be films on the sociological/political context in which a specific art or artist arise, or films with the focus on the process of creation, films which reflect the formal problems in showing 3-dimensional art works in film, films about art or art history itself, films on art of other than the film maker’s culture…
A rich interplay is established between artist, art work, film-director-as-artist, and viewer when a film on art wants to be more than a mere documentation, recording of an art event.


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Thistles of Sazak

A documentary of the art performance

Producer: Open Flux
Director: Hakan Akçura
Music: Dror Feiler
Camera: Hakan Akçura, Dror Feiler, Leyla Ferngren, Gunilla Sköld-Feiler
Edit: Hakan Akçura
41.31 min.
2010
Stockholm, Sweden
Sazak is a mountain village located in Karaburun, Izmir on the Aegean coast of Turkey and is just one of many Greek villages forcibly evacuated in 1922.

The Greek residents of this and surrounding villages, who once grew rosica grapes in their vineyards and produced delicious wines and molasses, were considered together with the Greek army that invaded Izmir. The Greek residents were driven to the sea at the coves around Karaburun, killed and deported and the villages they left behind were plundered, although they actually had the same rights in these lands as those who remained.

Since those times, for 87 years, Sazak remained desolate, solitary and unprotected on the steep slop facing toward the islands of Lesvos and Chios, where there are still stone houses and unique silhouettes.

In August 2009, about 50 citizens from Patras, Greece, came to Karaburun, Izmir in Turkey. They were the grandchildren of those who were forced to leave the lands which they would visit after 87 years as part of the 2nd Karaburun Peninsula Greek-Turkish Friendship Days.

As they were going to the Kucukbahce village for the first dinner to meet with the local people on the evening of August 6, their bus stopped and they got out. They looked at the village of Sazak, or Sazaki as they call it, lying far away in the falling darkness of the evening.

The second dinner would be at the village of Sarpincik on the next day.

I wanted to salute them by making an art performance at the village of Sazak on August 7, i.e. on the same day as that last dinner. I posted the performance announcement on walls in the town and the surrounding villages days before:

Thistles of Sazak

I will try to clear the village of Sazak from thistles, which covers its heavy emptiness like a heartrending veil, from dawn to dusk on the Seventh of August, 2009.
Your participation is welcome at my performance.

Hakan Akçura

For me, trying to clear the covering of thistles at Sazak is a symbolic cleansing meant to open the way for rescuing the village from the lonely, derelict, unprotected state in which it has been left together with its painful past for 87 years. Also to transform it to one of the symbols of Greek-Turkish friendship, which I believe will develop ever more with each passing day.

I asked for permission, in a way, from the earlier owners of each house, who are no longer there, before clearing the thistles.

Yes, my performance was open to participation. I spread my call not only in and around Karaburun, but I also informed all the guests, Greek and Turkish alike, who met at the first dinner. Only two persons came to the performance in addition to my team; a retired philosophy teacher and his daughter from Bergama, who were spending their summer holidays in Kucukbahce.

They shared their water and fruit with me.

I would like to thank them.

Hakan Akçura

Limited documentation of PAI 2010, Samothrace, Greece

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Going by boat to Samothrace, opening the PAI exhibition
and reaching the Sun Gate, which is most mystical Cabirian sanctuary on the island…



Samotraki’ye yolalışımız, PAI sergisinin açılışı ve adanın en gizemli, mabedi olan Kabiryen kültünün inşa ettiği Güneş Kapısı’na varışımız…

Human Emotion Project / Tehran Screening – Program (Update)


Program for Tuesday 7 September and Friday 11 September:

Human Emotion Project
Curated by Sohrab M. Kashani and Alison Williams
September 7th 2010 – 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Mohsen Art Gallery
No. 42, East Mina Blvd., Farzan Street, Nadji Street, Zafar, Tehran, Iran
and
September 11th 2010 – 6:30 PM to 9 PM (Private screening)

Sazmanab Project Gallery

Screening of international video artworks by artists:
48073 (Netherlands), Hakan Akcura (Turkey/Sweden), Amina Bech (Norway), German Britch (Argentina), Michael Chang (Denmark), Glenn Church (USA), Michael Douglas Hawk and Lizet Benrey (Germany/Mexico), Anthony Elliot (UK), Danny Germansen and Joshua Sandler (Denmark/USA), Alberto Guerreiro (Portugal), Niclas Hallberg (Sweden), Neil Howe (Australia), Ulf Kristiansen (Norway), Mads Lungdahl (Denmark), Adamo Macri (Canada), Manfred Marburger (UK), Bill Millett (UK), Jerry King Musser (USA), Behjat Omer (UK/Kurdistan), Elena Skoko (Italy), Edwin Stolk (Netherlands) and Anders Weberg (Sweden).

6:45 PM – 8 PM
Running Time: 75 min

Screening of Iranian video artworks including works by artists:
Negar Behbahani, Varesh Darvish, Samira Eskandarfar, Maryam Fakhimi, Amirali Ghasemi, Ghazaleh Hedayat, M. R. Heydary, Behnam Kamrani, Simin Keramati, Khosro Khosravi, Farzad Kohan, Amirali Mohebbinejad, Bijan Moosavi, Neda Razavipoor, Hamed Sahihi and Rosita Sharafjahan.
8:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Running Time: 60 min

Complete time-table for both screenings:

‘Introduction to HEP for Iran’ 3 min
By Alison Williams (The Republic of South Africa)

‘Secret Place’ 3 min 19 sec
By Michael Douglas Hawk and Lizet Benrey (Germany/Mexico)

‘Fragility’ 5 min 40 sec
By Glenn Church (USA)

‘09066 silence’ 56 sec
By 48073 (Netherlands)

‘On Silence’ 3 min 55 sec
By Michael Chang (Denmark)

‘Whistle Conversation Miran & Celine’ 3 min 14 sec
By Behjat Omer (UK/Kurdistan)

‘JE SUIS PÈRE ET MON PÈRE EST PÈRE’ 2 min 9 sec
By Anders Weberg (Sweden)

‘American Dream’ 40 sec
By Niclas Hallberg (Sweden)

‘The Crying Man’ 1 min 23 sec
By Niclas Hallberg (Sweden)

‘Proud’ 2min 15 sec
By Manfred Marburger (UK)

‘The Source’ 1 min 43 sec
By Mads Lungdahl (Denmark)

‘Turbulence’ 3 min 31 sec
By Edwin Stolk (Netherlands)

‘Tranquility’ 3 min 40 sec
By Amina Bech (Norway)

‘Liquid Force’ 1 min 10 sec
By Alberto Guerreiro (Portugal)

‘Miss Cencetti Waiting’ 5 min 1 sec
By Elena Skoko (Italy)

‘Catharsis’ 5 min 25 sec
By Hakan Akçura (Turkey/Sweden)

‘Get a Job nbr 2’ 1 min 54 sec
By Anthony Elliot (UK)

‘Reluctant Angels’ 3 min 20 sec
By Jerry King Musser (USA)

‘Fragmented Amygdala’ 5 min 1 sec
By Bill Millett (UK)

‘Wish’ 1 min 54 sec
By Danny Germansen and Joshua Sandler (Denmark/USA)

‘Garbage Face’ 57 sec
By German Britch (Argentina)

‘The Hope of Enduring Long’ 1 min
By Ulf Kristiansen (Norway)

‘When I Grow up’ 8 min 18 sec
By Neil Howe (Australia)

‘OOC’ 5 min 51 sec
By Adamo Macri (Canada)

[15min break]

‘Eve’s Apple’ [Shortened for preview]
By Ghazaleh Hedayat (Iran)

‘Dialogue with open eyes’ [Shortened for preview]
By Neda Razavipoor (Iran)

‘Stone’ 2 min 24 sec
By Hamed Sahihi (Iran)

‘Hurrah’ 3 min 18 sec
By Rosita Sharafjahan (Iran)

‘Endurance’ 3 min 45 sec
By Behnam Kamrani (Iran)

‘Amazement’ 4 min 43 sec
By Samira Eskandarfar (Iran)

‘Watches Television’ 3 min 11 sec
By Khosro Khosravi (Iran)

‘Earth’ 12 min 23 sec
By Simin Keramati (Iran)

‘Meeting her online’ 5 min 25 sec
By Amirali Ghasemi (Iran)

‘Depression in midday express train’ 4 min 21 sec
By M. R. Heydary (Iran/Sweden)

‘Overpass’ 1 min 51 sec
By Maryam Fakhimi (Iran)

‘No one goes after no one’ 3 min 27 sec
By Amirali Mohebbinejad (Iran)

‘Crow’s childhood’ 1 min 44 sec
By Negar Behbahani (Iran)

‘Urban Ride’ 5 min 50 sec
By Bijan Moosavi (Iran)

‘Somewhere I’m looking for to stay’ 6 min 44 sec
By Varesh Darvish (Iran/Sweden)

‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ 55 sec
By Farzad Kohan (Iran/USA)

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/gpRIvJZsAg%5D

Catharsis (Recording one)
May 2008

Gamla Stan is the center area of Stockholm. Oldest and more touristic zone of the city.
Other side of the Gamla Stan subway station is seeing inland sea, have a nice panorama but trashy…
When I recorded some scenes at this area a few young men which were high came up to me and wanted to do “rap” in front of my camera. I said: “Okay!” and recorded them. I was only a recorder and a witness.

All big cities in Europe need this kind of purifications. Immigrants could help. I’m sure.

This video is first of the works among my new video-creation line “Recording”. I have made serial videos with my identity of only being recorder and maker in this line.

"Catharsis" on HEP Iran screening



Sazmanab Project gallery in Tehran, Iran proudly presents HEP Iran 2010 in September
Curated by Sohrab M. Kashani and Alison Williams.
Iran 2010 HEP – curatorial Alison Williams

Exhibition: Mohsen Art Gallery
Human Emotion Project (22 International Artists)

No. 42, East Mina Blvd Farzan Street, Nadji Street, Zafar, Tehran, Iran
September 7, 2010 (6:30 – 9:00pm)

1.Michael Douglas Hawk and Lizet Benrey “secret place” Germany/Mexico
2.Glenn Church “I is another” USA

3.48073 “09066 silence” Netherlands
4.Michael Chang “on silence” Denmark
5.Behjat Omer “whistle conversation miran & celine” UK/Kurdistan

6.Anders Weberg “Je Suis Père et mon Père est Père” Sweden
7.Niclas Hallberg “american dream” Sweden
8.Manfred Marburger “proud” UK
9.Mads Lungdahl “the source” Denmark

10.Edwin Stolk “turbulence” Netherlands

11.Amina Bech “tranquility” Norway

12.Alberto Guerreiro “LIQUID FORCE” Portugal

13.Elena Skoko “miss cencetti waiting” Italy

14.Hakan Akçura “Catharsis” Turkey/Sweden

15.Anthony Elliot “get a job nbr 2″ UK

16.Jerry King Musser “reluctant angels” USA

17.Bill Millett “fragmented amygdala“ UK

18.Danny Germansen “wish” Denmark

19.German Britch “garbage face” Argentina

20.Ulf Kristiansen “the hope of enduring long” Norway

21.Neil Howe “when I grow up” Australia

22. Adamo Macri “ooc” Canada

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/gpRIvJZsAg%5D

Catharsis (Recording one)
May 2008

Gamla Stan is the center area of Stockholm. Oldest and more touristic zone of the city.
Other side of the Gamla Stan subway station is seeing inland sea, have a nice panorama but trashy…
When I recorded some scenes at this area a few young men which were high came up to me and wanted to do “rap” in front of my camera. I said: “Okay!” and recorded them. I was only a recorder and a witness.

All big cities in Europe need this kind of purifications. Immigrants could help. I’m sure.

This video is first of the works among my new video-creation line “Recording”. I have made serial videos with my identity of only being recorder and maker in this line.