What about Gezi?
In short, the government in Istanbul, Turkey, wanted to take Gezi Park and Taksim square down in order to build a new big shopping mall. For weeks, people demonstrated against these plans. They wanted to keep the park the way it is. A social meeting place for all kinds of people, a place to relax, come together and to share stories and experiences. The demonstrations got out of hand when the Turkish police brutally interfered. What started out as a peaceful demonstration turned into horrible conflicts with the police and other law enforcers, which continue to this day.
Projects in PARK
A documentary and photo series by photojournalist Emin Özmen. Two opposite sides of the civil resistance will show the unseen part of the movement. Emin Özmen is a Word Press Photo awarded photojournalist. He quit his job in a daily Turkish newspaper after his work had been censored and he had it published on international media outlets. He currently works for Agence LeJournal. More information
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
This video installation is showing different faces or sides of the protest simultaneously, on multiple screens.
The Mind Map
Engin Onder, Cem Aydogdu, Ogulcan Ekiz, Refik Baykal
A visualisation of the many different elements at play in Turkey since the protests began. This map will continue to grow, exploring elements residing in the Gezi protests. You can navigate through the map using an Ipad.
The Microvideo Installation
Micro video’s about the protest. The video’s are really short and looped constantly.
Lady in Red
University research assistant Ceyda Sungur became one of the Gezi icons, after a Reuter photographer captured the moment she found herself, wearing a red dress, nearly face-to-face with a policeman’s pepper spray canister.
Checkers of the Masses
Müşfik Can Müftüoğlu
This interactive checkers game with audio-visual content is referring to the Gezi protests. More information
Hearing (our) History - Writing the Future
A quadraphonic sound installation system with interviews made at the Dutch Support for Taksim Occupy on the 9th of June. More information
PARK takes place at Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. The freely accessible research space is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, for events please click here. If you want to get involved, please contact Lilian Stolk.