This video was completed during "European Souvenirs" Artist Residency in Istanbul. The residency was facilitated by MODE Istanbul ( and took place at Simotas building in Kuzguncuk.

European Souvenirs ( is a project of Doc Next Network ( that assembles an artistic collective of 5 young media-makers [Karol Rakowski (PL), Barış Gürsel (TR), Farah Rahman (NL), Malaventura (ES) and Noriko Okaku (JP/UK)] researching into found material from different European archives in the course of 4 artist residencies/workshops led by various artistic collaborators, in 4 different European cities [Seville, Istanbul, Warsaw, Amsterdam], to create a live-cinema performance to be staged for the first time in October 2012 in De Balie [Amsterdam] and will tour afterwards in different countries across Europe and beyond.

The audience will enjoy an audiovisual journey through the re-interpretation of home and institutional archives. This performance aims to capture the views of a new generation of media-makers to address key concerns and issues of the Europe we live in for a broad audience in Europe and beyond.

Commissioned by European Cultural Foundation and curated by Zemos98, European Souvenirs is an independent, process-oriented, investigative, collaborative, innovative and high quality multi-media project that will shake up our minds and our prevailing imagery of the places we live in.

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