(ieri sono stato all’inaugurazione di questa interessante mostra, in cui sostanzialmente vengono proiettati 5 documentari/cortometraggi sulla vita di confine – qui, là, attraverso – tra Turchia e Armenia: organizzata dalla fondazione Hrant Dink, che sta emergendo come uno degli attori culturali – assieme a Depo – più autorevoli e influenti nel suo lavoro sulle minoranze non musulmane di Turchia. i videoreportage sono stati realizzati da giovani artisti turchi e armeni)
Hrant Dink Foundation, Galata Fotoğrafhanesi, Free Press Unlimited and YIC Youth Initiative Center in Gyumri are jointly holding the multimedia exhibition “Beyond Waiting…Stories from Turkey-Armenia Border”.
The five multimedia documentaries, jointly produced by Aleksey Manukyan, Anıl Çizmecioğlu, Anush Babajanyan, Arif Yaman, Armenuhi Vardanyan, Deniz Pekkıyıcı, Eren Aytuğ, Marianna Vardanyan, Sofia Danielyan and Volkan Doğar will be open for visitors from June 1st – June 30th 2012, at Galata Fotoğrafhanesi.
Sealed in 1993, the Turkey-Armenia border continues to divide people, villages, railway tracks, children’s laughter and memories.
“Beyond Waiting” captures the daily lives of people in the border cities Kars and Gyumri as well as the years of interrupted dialogue.
The station workers waiting for years and years for a train that never comes; Gyumri’s Kima who have been waiting for years for a guest from Turkey to come and knock on her door; the children of Bayandur who break the silence of the border with their music; Sofia whose path crosses with the inhabitants of a Kars neighbourhood awaiting demolition due to urban gentrification plans, while she was looking for the traces of her grandfather; a Kurd and an Armenian whose voice try to reach each other as they face their past traumas do all call us to listen, speak and act “beyond waiting”.
The five multimedia documentaries, to be exhibited, were produced within the framework of the “Multimedia for Dialogue” project supported by the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the British Embassy. The project aims at creating an enabling environment for the joint productions of young photographers from Turkey and Armenia, to strengthen their voice through new forms of storytelling and to contribute to dialogue between the two neighbouring countries.
Exhibition Venue: Galata Fotoğrafhanesi
Address: Serdar-ı Ekrem Cad. Ali Hoca Sok. No:15A Galata, İstanbul
Exhibition Dates: 1 June – 30 June 2012
Hrant Dink Foundation
Tel: 90212 240 33 61