The Terror of Reality is a term, that was developed by a group of artists in Turkey calling
thenselves “Periferi”. Periferi feels a closeness to the Situationists International, a
leftist avantgard art movement of the 1960th. Environment, urbanism, social rsistance
and the active fight against a capitalist “psychogram” of society were some of their main
Their theoretical work peaked with the highly influential book “The Society of the
Spectacle” in which Guy Debord argued that the spectacle is a fake reality which masks
capitalist degradation of human life. To overthrow this system, the SI supported the May
’68 revolts, and asked the workers to occupy the factories and to run them through
The Turkish Periferi group publishes a theoretical magazine called “Siber Gnosis”.
Artists are discussing there the aims and fields of a situationist movemend in the Cyber
age. The Video shows an exhibition in Mars Gallery in Çukurcuma. One of three shows
Periferi organized in spring and early summer in Istanbul.
Also see: Oeriferi http://www.inenart.eu/?s=Periferi
and rafet Arslan. Babel Library: http://senseoftime.inenart.eu/?p=5195
and: Hayaka Artı: discarted http://www.inenart.eu/?p=8769
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