Cöp Gürültü 2013
Following 7 Trash Collectors for 7 days with a microphone.
I was seeking for a way to explore the city of Istanbul. Something not transformed for the consumption of tourism. A practice that would establish a form of contact with the city.
The enormous city as a surface, a raw material, is an abstraction I have enjoyed while wandering through it. The interest that grew in the trash collectors that touch the surface for trash is a consequence of listening in an abstract way.
Trash collectors are something of an underground scene, half legal, independent, half accepted but ever present, ignored by most and seen as a dying breed by modernization in Istanbul.
"Hüzün and other things "PROJECT BLOG during the residency period in 2013
- Type : Video, Interventions
- Place: Istanbul. PiST///
- Context: The streets of Istanbul, illegal trash collectors
- Photo's by Steven Jouwersma
- Material: Microphone and recorder
Thrash collectors: Sergen Ovaç , Sebahattin Başbuğ, Burhan Darlı , Sebahattin Kalıpçı , Vedat & Açış Hurdacılık, Adil Tuğ , Adanalı Güner
Gulsen Akbas, Didem Özbek, Osman Bozkurt
Supported by Mondriaan Fund and PiST///