Sis Collective »In the Blink of A Bird (second rendition)«
Friday, 26 April 2019
In this performance the members and collaborators of Sis explore in the realm of bureaucracy. They claim to consult, guide and counsel the visitors through the exhibition, through the paperwork, through unvoiced complications and to a Next Stage.
This performance is the modified second rendition of the first »In the Blink of A Bird«, realized in Depo İstanbul in 2017. Since the performers will be able to consult a limited number of people, Sis collective suggests that you make an appointment online filling out this form.
Members of Sis advise you to be ready to encounter questions like »Are you able to eat fresh coriander?« or »Have you ever been to a courthouse?« and they say that it is ok to come with a friend because no man is an island, right?
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In the Blink of A Bird
Sis Collective and collaborators
27 April–2 June 2019
Opening: 26 April 2019
Seçil Yersel & Özge Açıkkol, Berk Asal, Selda Asal, Şahika Aslantürkiyeli, Özgür Atlagan, İmre Azem, Mehtap Baydu, Fatma Belkis, Emre Birişmen, Savaş Boyraz, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, Şafak Çatalbaş, Zümrüt Çavuşoğlu, Onur Ceritoğlu, Elmas Deniz, Senem Denli, Didem Erk, Ece Gökalp, Bengi Güldoğan, Gaye Günay, Borga Kantürk, Gülsün Karamustafa, Evrim Kavcar, Zeynep Kayan, Ezgi Kılınçaslan, Artıkişler Kolektifi, Komet, Erden Kosova, Göksu Kunak, Julia Lazarus, Ali Miharbi, Özgür Erkök Moroder, Sina Muehleisen, Yasemin Nur, Lara Ögel, Hakan Öktem, Azra Deniz Okyay, Sevgi Ortaç, Ceren Oykut, Gümüş Özdeş, İz Öztat, Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli, Melih Sarıgöl, Özlem Sarıyıldız, Zeynep Sayın, Sandra Schäfer, Nihan Somay, Gökçe Süvari, Güneş Terkol, İrem Tok, Berkay Tuncay, Merve Ünsal, Hüseyin Varaha, Florian Wüst, Umut Yıldırım
Selda Asal, Fatma Belkis, Tuba İnal Çekiç, Onur Ceritoğlu, Asena Günal, Gaye Günay, Arsinée Khanjian, Shermin Langhoff, Ceren Oykut, Özlem Sarıyıldız, Zeynep Sayın, Merve Ünsal, Mücella Yapıcı, Umut Yıldırım
Berk Asal, Selda Asal, Özgür Atlagan, Fatma Belkis, Safak Çatalbas, Kristina Kramer, Yasemin Nur, Gümüs Özdes
The project »In the Blink of A Bird« was initiated by the artist collective Sis*. Working collaboratively, Sis negotiates themes of freedom of expression, bureaucracy, and immigration. In Turkey, print and radio media in particular are increasingly subject to regulations that restrict freedom of speech. To demonstrate the subversive potential of these media, the artists of the collective chose techniques from these fields for their work.
In May 2017, Depo Istanbul hosted the first exhibition of »In the Blink of A Bird«, a multimedia installation that included »Incoming Papers« (printed matter) and »HisTV« (video works). Unfolding between these two poles, the current exhibition at the nGbK integrates additional content by employing materials that have been gathered over the past two years. During this time, many people from Turkey have moved to Europe, and mainly to Berlin. Therefore, the notion of relocating is conceptually taken into account in the exhibition. For the nGbK, Sis developed new modules for their installation, like a wall newspaper and a printing press as well as the »Bureaucratic Application Anxiety Consultation Agency«. A new performance devised for this fictive agency, which offers to help newcomers navigate the bureaucratic jungle, will be presented to the public twice during the exhibition period.
*Sis is a collective of artists from Turkey founded in 2016 during a stay in the project space Apartment Project in Berlin. The increasing suppression of freedom of speech in Turkey forced the artists to work with indirect forms of expression. Since then, Sis has been exploring collective production. The collective is constantly shifting in size, and coming together in different constellations, with new members actively joining while others are stepping aside.