Fikirtepe is a district northwest of Kadiköy. It is good connected to a central city highway. “Outstanding Bosporus sea and city view luxury homes” a real-estate-firm is marketing currently. In fact the district underwent extreme gentrification and processes of land grab from the former owners of modest houses, that had been dominant there.
a.k.a. Performans Serisi: Batool Mohamad a.k.a. Em-El Beat, 16.11.2016
Batool Mohamad is producing as “Om-El-Beat” mainly on the Internet. This stage performance took place in an experimental space at İstanbul Bomonti Bira Factory. Batool Mohamad uses analog sounds and digital effects to produce electronic music in dub step style. Artists with a visual art background are featured in a.k.a. sound series (curated by Asena Hayal) in winter 2016 to demonstrate a sculptural plastic approach to sound and performance.
The morning after the coup of July 15th in Turkey: empty streets in the center of Istanbul, closed shops, military tanks replaced by antiterror vehicles of the police, lots of police.
Approx. 200 people died this year in Turkey around the holidays
Just few days before Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan the Islamic holy month of fasting, 45 people were killed and 239 wounded in a gun and bombing attack on the Atatürk international airport in Istanbul on June 28.
Artist and photographer Nate Larson from Baltimore photographed the Baltimore protests this week at North Avenue & Pennsylvania Avenue with his students. He was struck by the line of police blockading the street and made a portrait of each of the 27 officers comprising the human wall. He wanted to document and bear witness to the tragic events of last night.
One of Turkey’s exceptional news days kicked off mid-morning Tuesday March 31 when a national blackout gripped the country, caused chaos and shut down public transport across Turkey, with the government refusing to rule out that the electricity system had been the victim of an attack. The nationwide power cut, the worst since the earthquake 1999, began about 10.36am in Istanbul and it was grounding flights, shutting down transport links and stranding late-arriving commuters. Rescue teams rushed to subway stations to evacuate stranded travellers.