Light, Illumination, Electricity
Art residencies, lectures, workshops, open studio, exhibition
1 September - 30 November 2007
Light, Illumination, Electricity is the launching project of the artists-in-residence program of SantralIstanbul, a comprehensive, participatory and interdisciplinary international platform for culture, education and arts, led by Istanbul Bilgi University.
Involving the transformation of the city's first power station Silahtaraa Power Plant into a cultural and educational center, SantralIstanbul aims to be a new source of energy for production and distribution of art and knowledge through a program of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and activities.
This residence programme aims to open up different avenues for exploration, talks by prominent art historians and curators will be focused on the theme of light, electricity and illumination as well as workshops by artists working with light as a medium or as a metaphor. The residence programme will conclude with an exhibition of the works of the resident artists. The exhibition will be documented by a catalogue.
Light, Illumination, Electricity, supported by Anna Lindh Foundation, is the platform of SantralIstanbul for collaborative work of partners from Euro-Mediterranean region.
- SCCA, Center for Contemporay Arts-Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Nomad, Istanbul, Turkey
- Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kairo, Egypt
- Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), Kairo, Egypt
- ZINC/ECM, Espace Culture Multimédia, Marseille, France
- Barbara Borčić (SCCA-Ljubljana)
- Başak Şenova (Nomad, Istanbul)
- Mohammed Yousri (Townhouse Gallery, Kairo)
- Emre Baykal (SantralIstanbul)
ART RESIDENICES, OPEN STUDIO, EXHIBITION
1 - 30 november
5 October, 17.30 - 19.30
16 October, 17.30 - 19.30
2 November, 17.30 - 20.00
- Gregor Jansen (ZKM Center for Art and Media):
Art and Knowledge in Balance, Light Art (from Artificial Light)
WORKSHOPS WITH CHILDREN
27 October, 10.00 - 12.00, 14.00 - 16.00
28 October, 10.00 - 12.00, 14.00 - 16.00
- Aylin Kalem: Light Travels Through My Body
3 November, 10.00 - 12.00, 14.00 - 16.00
- Carlo Crovato: Sounds Light Work
4 November, 10.00 - 12.00, 14.00 - 16.00
SOUNDS LIGHT WORK
30, 31 October - 1, 2 November, 10.00 - 17.00
SUPPORT: Anna Lindh Foundation
The Foundation is the first common institution jointly established and financed by all 35 members of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. This far reaching partnership between the European Union and their partners in the southern Mediterranean region was launched at the Barcelona Conference in 1995. The declaration adopted at Barcelona strongly promotes regional cooperation in the economic, social and cultural fields.