This video was completed during "European Souvenirs" Artist Residency in Istanbul. The residency was facilitated by MODE Istanbul (modeistanbul.org) and took place at Simotas building in Kuzguncuk.
European Souvenirs (europeansouvenirs.eu) is a project of Doc Next Network (docnextnetwork.org) 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.