Short Movie about Hüseyin B. Alptekin artist from Turkey who died on December 31, 2007 in Istanbul. Recorded between 2005 and 2007 in Istanbul and Venice. Directed and edited by Thomas Büsch and Sabine Küper-Büsch, produced 2008 in Istanbul. World Premier: Hüseyin Alptekin Memorial Day, March 2008.
Hüseyin Alptekin traveled with his friends Ahmet Senkart and Yildirim Arici to Sochi in 2000 to present the Sea Elephant Travel Agency to a group of interested people. In the video directed by Yildirim Arici Hüseyin explains the Travel Agency. He takes us to the beach and describes his art works he did within the frame of the Sea Elephant Travel Agency.
This 2000 NTV interview with Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin describes Jules Verne's "Kéraban the Inflexible", the story of a Turkish tobacco agent and his guest who, in an attempt to reach Istanbul's Üsküdar district without crossing the Bosphorus, embark on a journey by land around the Black Sea region.
Alptekin planned to conceptualize Jules Verne's fictional voyage, organizing a group of artists who would travel by boat around the Black Sea and collaborate on artistic projects. The project, although never realized, intended to stimulate exchange among artists and institutions in the Black Sea and Baltic regions; to establish communication channels across borders and geographies; and to address issues of displacement, migration and nomadism.