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A few old video works

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

I’ve added high resolution versions of a few older video works to pyromedia web site.

Osseus Labyrint’s Frying Pan Performance is a live recording of the performance duo at New York Downtown Arts Festival in 2000. It is followed by an interview I made with them after their performance at Tompkins Square park.

Horses Under The Sun is an experimental documentary video made at the International Sculpture Symposium at Sefakoy, Cesme, Turkey in 1997. It is about the creative processes of the sculptors participating to the symposium.

an.kara is another experimental documentary; it is a 16 min. video-essay on the urban transformation of the capital city of Turkish Republic, Ankara. I made this video in 1996 with Ersan Ocak.

Enjoy. :) )

Workshop & Public Lecture at Yerevan, Armenia, July 2009

Monday, July 20th, 2009

I’ll be conducting a workshop on ethnographic film and new media practices at Yerevan, Armenia, in the context of Utopiana’s ”Visiting the Archive” project, on July 24th-25th this week. Following the workshop, I’ll participate to “Summer Seminars’ For Contemporary Art Curators”, organized by National Association of Art Critics in Yerevan next week. The subject of this years Summer Seminar is “Towards Collaborative Curating: Contemporary Curatorial Education in the Age of the Global Art Market”. I’ll deliver a public lecture in the seminar on Monday July 27th, titled “Post-Fordism, Neo-Liberalism, and Cultural Production”. You can find the whole program here. I’ll be looking forward for both events. Please stop by if you’ll be around.

Still-Life (new version)

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

I’ve finally had the chance to re-digitize the short experimental video I’ve made in 1999, “Still-Life“. It looks emotionally old, somehow, but now with better resolution. Enjoy!.. :)


UAAC Conference, Toronto , November 6th- 8th 2008

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I will make a presentation at the Universities Art Association of Canada Conference at Toronto at a panel brought together by Marc Leger and myself, titled “Creative Labour and Creative Industries”. The session will take place on Friday November 7th at 1:30 pm, at University of Toronto Art Centre, University College, 15 King’s College Circle. (more…)

Video Vortex Conference, Ankara

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

I’ve been to Video Vortex Conference at Bilkent University in Ankara this weekend. The conference was organized by Bilkent University’s Department of Communication and Design, in cooperation with the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam.  See; http://std.comd.bilkent.edu.tr/videovortex/ and http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/weblog/tag/ankara/

16 Beaver Group Presentation

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Aras will be presenting Ulus Baker’s “What is Opinion?” DVD at 16 Beaver Group’s meeting this Monday. For us, 16 Beaver Group is one of the most interesting artist collectives working in New York now, we are very happy to be there and we hope to see you too. For details of the event, see the announcement below… (more…)

The Book of St. Ejneb, Sharjah Biennial 2011

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

A multilingual book edited by Angela Harutyunyan and Aras Ozgun, and designed by Aras Ozgun, commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation for Manuals of Treason series produced in Sharjah Biennial, March-May 2011 .