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5 March – 16 April 2008
Akbank Sanat, Istanbul
Curated by Basak Senova
istanbul unrecorded
The perceptual re-construction of space is a continuous process, generated by diverse inputs such as our senses, memory, , consciousness as well as technology. It is a process, consisting of momentary fragments, which impossible to record. They are temporary, augmented, designed, and loaded.

“Unrecorded” looks at the notion of space as a decisive factor in our perception of the realities that surround us. The works of Kati London (US), Thomas Duc (France), Laila El-Haddad (Palestine), Dan Phiffer (US), Mushon Zer-Aviv (Israel), Daniel Garcia Andujar (Spain), Zhou Hongxiang (China), Banu Cennetoglu (Turkey), Negar Tahsili (Iran), Kate Armstrong (Canada), and Ali Taptik (Turkey) unfold and restructure all possible perceptual codes through their own inspections, observations, and approaches. They ask questions the physicality of the space; content of mediatized spaces; clashes between realities and perception of spaces; spaces and situations, discharging information; and narrative spaces.

Exhibition space is deliberately designed to minimize the interaction between the data input of physical space and the -visual senses of the viewer, in order to drive the viewer into the realm of each work. Thus, each and every work leads to another, through a unique navigation established by each viewer. In this respect, works in the exhibition are re-positioned, re-linked in space-time relative to the “reading” done by each viewer, building alternative paths. Inevitably, the exhibition takes the phases of informational capitalism, scenarios for socio-political, cultural and economic gaps into consideration, on each and every visit.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of lectures and workshops developed by a group of artists, writers, curators and theorists including Jalal Toufic (LB), Nat Muller (NL), Technologies To The People (Daniel G. Andujar) (ES), Laila El-Haddad (PS), Dan Phiffer (US), and Mushon Zer-Aviv (IL).

6 March 2008
A presentation and talk by Laila El-Haddad (Palestine), Dan Phiffer (US) and Mushon Zer-Aviv (Israel)

You Are Not Here

8 March 2008
A talk by Nat Muller (The Netherlands)

Soft Reality meets Soft Space: An Attempt towards an incomplete Glossary

13-14-15 March 2008
A 3 days practical and theoretical /meeting by Technologies To The People. Directed by Daniel G. Andújar (Spain)

DIT “Do It Together” Workshop Series
The Apprehension of reality from the Archive

31 March – 1 April 2008
A 2 days lecture by Jalal Toufic (Lebanon)

You Said “Stay,” So I Stayed

An artist who uses irony and presentation strategies that employ new communication technologies to question the democratic and equalitarian promises of these media and criticise the desire for control lying behind their apparent transparency. Based on the confirmation that new information and communication technologies are transforming our everyday life, Daniel G. Andújar created a fiction (Technologies To The People, 1996) designed to make us increase our awareness of the reality around us and of the deception in promises of free choice that are converted, irremissibly, into new forms of control and inequality. A long-time member of i rational.org (international reference point for art on the web) and founder of Technologies To The People , he is the creator of numerous projects on the Internet such as art-net-dortmund, e-barcelona.org, e-valencia.org, e-seoul.org, e-wac.org, e-sevilla.org, Materiales de artista, etc. He has directed numerous workshops for artists and social collectives in different countries.

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