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24 July 2024 until 28 July 2024
Research Interrupted: works on display

Please find more information about all the works that will be on display in the exhibition space as part of the week-long presentation Research Interrupted.


Click here for the timetable.
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Expropriation and Displacement: Spatial Politics Under Capital
The collaborative research project between SB Arch Lab (Gülistan Kenanoğlu and Çağlar Hanaylı) and Iliada Charalambous explores questions around the instrumentalization of architecture as part of state and capital's apparatus aiding processes of gentrification, disappearance, and transformation of public space either through militaristic interventions or capitalist accumulations. The research is situated in part in Diyarbakir, exploring the transformation of the Sur region in Turkey and partly in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. During Research Interrupted, a video essay exploring the topic from various angles is presented along with a space for gathering where the audience is invited to engage with some of the research materials.
SB Arch Lab, 3D render, 2024
SB Arch Lab, 3D render, 2024
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Holding Hands Through Machines Made to Chop Off Hands
Radical Data presents their discoveries from their transdisciplinary artistic research project, Holding Hands Through Machines Made to Chop Off Hands. Their process explored the exploitative nature of digital labor on platforms like Mechanical Turk, emphasizing the tension between perceived autonomy and the reality of precarious work. Through a series of installations and games, visitors will experience Radical Data's subversive use of digital spaces to cultivate radical solidarity and human connection. This exhibition challenges the neoliberal ideals of borderless labor and autonomy, offering a critical reflection on how art, technology, and collective resistance can reimagine and transform oppressive systems. Join us to explore the hidden realities of digital labor and the revolutionary potential of creative subversion and solidarity.
Courtesy: Radical Data
Courtesy: Radical Data
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Yâni
Ongoing research presentation and discussion by Yâni/Yaani. The presentation includes documentation of the collective's work and their publication outcome. Formed shortly after the start of the BAK Situated Practice Fellowship, Yâni/Yaani is a group that works using multilingual and translational writing, video, and drawing. Living in four different cities, the artists bring this separation and the specifics of their habitats, as well as their personal and familial histories of migration and movement, into their collective work. The research content spans locations such as Amsterdam, Beirut, Ankara, Kyrenia, Tehran, Istanbul, Utrecht, and İzmir. Their first public work, entitled Still in My Quotidian, an attempt at imagining the possibilities of text acting as host, was performed at de Appel, Amsterdam in March 2024. In this lecture performance, the artists presented a collective composition of text, drawings, and videos that spoke to experiences of and references to belonging, alienation, and familiarity with one’s mother tongue as well as questions of absence and presence. The second iteration was a gathering where all participants were able to spend time together in person for the first time at Sezon, an art space in İzmir. The publication seeks to present the ongoing and unfinished nature of their work and is divided into chapters through the cities that have particular resonances within the research.

Yâni is Hanieh Fatouraee, Siwar Krai(y)tem, Alev Ersan, Betül Aksu
Courtesy: Yâni
Courtesy: Yâni
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Doubts (Tereddütler)
Video installation, 11 min. (loop), 2024, Turkey/The Netherlands. Video, text, editing, and photographs: Fırat Yücel. Camera: Enis Köstepen, Fırat Yücel.

Fırat Yücel’s video, Doubts, centers around a hypothetical text exchange between fictional characters who, years later, plan to make a documentary about the Gezi Resistance of 2013, using available footage. Set in a time when filmmakers face imprisonment even for films they didn’t make, the video explores how the government’s “documentaphobia” impacts documentary-makers in Turkey. When determining who and what appears in the frame, do our fears or our political stances weigh more heavily? Doubts is a ‘desktop thriller’ resting upon the tension between anonymity and political will. It’s also the prologue to Seen Unseen: An Anthology of (Auto)Censorship, the collective documentary consisting of six videos about censorship, produced by Altyazı Fasikül: Free Cinema with the artistic direction of Fırat Yücel.
Courtesy: Fırat Yücel
Courtesy: Fırat Yücel
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LUMEN TEMPUS - Bargening Beyond Rest The Constallations series by Andrea Knezović
Vinyl diagram, 3.85x2.65 m
How do we use auto-ethnography to explore different translations of intergenerational trauma? What are the ways we can map cognitive labour of self-care? And what type of alternative queer thought styles and systems we can create, nurture or negotiate to model sustainable examples of social participation and psycho-cultural dynamics?

The project The Constellation is a series of auto-ethnographic scores and constellations — a fabulatory artistic inquisitions examining different ontologies of self-care, tropes of failure, the politics of rest, trauma negotiation and intellectual neurosis while probing through satirical humour precariousness of societal emotional strategies.

For this particular occasion Knezović dives into exploration of the different articulations of the politics of rest and the impact of cognitive capitalism on our intimate systems of care. The diagram is part of the larger research and umbrella project Nocturnalities: Bargaining Beyond Rest.
Andrea Knezović, LUMEN TEMPUS - Bargeni
Andrea Knezović, LUMEN TEMPUS - Bargening Beyond Rest The Constallations, series, 2024
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Maoyi Qiu: Small Act
Video installation, 7'30". 2024.

Can the physical and emotional exhaustion of individuals be staved off so that movements don't exhaust themselves altogether? In video work "Small Act: A Patient (Ins)urgency of Political Defeat," Maoyi Qiu proposes questions around the construction and deconstruction of bodies through the interplay between social movements and psychic transformation. A video essay assembles the asynchronicity of social actions and the gloomy granularity of everyday forms of tiredness, and explores whether it is possible to overcome these in the absence of transformed social relations. This is particularly a burning question among modern-day activists: "They found that they could not change their desires or behaviors overnight to live according to their political principles, feeling out of sync or experiencing psychic lag" (Burn Out: The Emotional Experience of Political Defeat, by Hannah Proctor).
Maoyi Qiu, Small Act, video screenshot,
Maoyi Qiu, Small Act, video screenshot, 2024
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Paula Montecinos Oliva: An ongoing performative radio broadcast

"People in my homeland cannot say what they think... and they cannot even think what they think anymore because self-censorship goes beyond any limit." - Jorge Gonzalez, The Prisoners

When the far becomes the near is a fugitive performance that sneaks in and out, amplifying sound frequencies from Gezi to Plaza de la Dignidad. Prompting acts of anticipatory listening, it extends the latency of a new outburst.

* Personal headphones required.