Bottom-up exhibition, party with Istanbul street food, music and Gezi-cinema.
The protests in Turkey are characterised by a culture of cooperation, creative self-organisation and democratic resistance. Saturday 16 November we celebrated the opening of 'A Day in the Park' with music, food, discussion and film, all in the spirit of the Gezi protests. With traditional Turkish music and a DJ-set by the Eaglemen (Red Light Radio). One could rummage around and explore on their own (from 17:00), or join us at 15:00 for a discussion on new journalism, with leading journalists from Turkey and the Netherlands.
13:00 - The Utopia Project. Brainstorm session on alternative forms of governance in Istanbul.
15:00 - A debate on journalism under repressive regimes, with leading journalists from Turkey and the Netherlands.
17:00 - Films, music, exhibition and food.
Location: Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Park is a bottom-up exhibition, research space and public forum by and for anyone who wishes to explore the core concerns of the Gezi protests.
Exploring the core concerns of the Gezi protests through a forum, exhibition, film premiere and party
The protests in Turkey are characterised by a culture of cooperation, creative self-organisation and democratic resistance. Join us for an afternoon and evening of music, food, discussion and film, all in the spirit of the Gezi protests. A Day in the Park takes place within PARK, a bottom-up exhibition and research space at Mediamatic.
With leading journalists from Turkey and the Netherlands
What happens when the mainstream media fails? From Turkey we spoke with: Engin Onder and Cem Aydogdu of 140Journos, a twitter-based citizen journalism platform that became the most reliable source of information during the Gezi protests; and Emin Özmen, the leading Turkish photo journalist. From the Netherlands we spoke with research journalist Eric Smit and Mark Blaisse, who shared his experience with critical journalism under oppressive regimes. This event also marks the premiere of Özmen's documentary film Witnessing Gezi, and the opening of the Agence le Journal photo exhibition.
Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Entrance free. Starts at 15:00, doors open at 14:30. This discussion takes place within PARK, a bottom-up exhibition and research space that explores the core concerns of the Gezi protests. After the panel discussion there will be a full program featuring live music, food, art, film and more. Find out more here.
with non-vocal chorus.
Seamus Cater writes and performs songs which draw on revivalist British folk music, contemporary literature and experimental forms. Songs become hypnotic narratives where the listener is dragged into highly refined but simple compositions. For this Echokamer concert he was joined by four accompanists, making sonic interventions in a group of existing songs. A kind of non-vocal chorus.
Seamus Cater - voice, Rhodes, duet-concertina, harmonica
Chorus: Mehreneh Atashi, André Avelãs, Aditya Mandayam, Bea McMahon
Dinner will be served from 19:00 on (5 euro a meal). The performance starts at 20:00. Tickets are €2,- (excl. a 4-week Club Mediamatic Membership of €5,-).