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MODE Istanbul exploring the ‘Gezi Spirit’

Humorous tag lines and strong imageries on banners, walls, and social media, rainbow colored stairs, the ‘standing men’ on the streets… Clever and provocative videos, documentaries, remixes… Activism became art, art became activism…

dervis_ardaCreative resistance, online and offline, was at the core of the recent Gezi Protests in Turkey and fueled the ‘Gezi Spirit’: People of different social/cultural backgrounds used different outlets to spread the news and to share their voices, while the mainstream media kept its silence. The Gezi (Media) Lab was launched by Doc Next partner MODE Istanbul at the onset of the protests to provide a space for young people to explore the Gezi Spirit and to produce new media works, individually and collectively. Each mini lab, held once a month, includes talks & discussions with guest speakers, hands-on workshops, visits to and screenings at park forums, and focuses on different themes such as “The Symbols of Gezi”, “Video Activism”, “Gender and Resistance”,  “The Sound of Gezi”, “The Right to the City and Migration”.

come as you areThe labbers seek to create links between the widely discussed subjects the Gezi events brought to the forefront like citizens rights, censorship, urban transformation, the reclaiming of public spaces, collective action, commons and migration, and express via their media works their views.

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Remapping Europe screenings in Istanbul continue

Remapping Europe Istanbul remix videos were showcased by Doc Next Network partner MODE Istanbul as part of Documentarist 2013 Festival’s Special Screenings Program, which coincided with the beginning of the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul.Beyoğlu

Remapping Europe videos from Turkey were screened on the 5th of June and a selection of Remapping Europe videos from Spain, Poland and Turkey were screened on the 6th of June as well as an international selection of Doc Next Shorts on the same day in the evening at SALT Beyoglu’s Open Theater. Continue reading

Remapping Europe Atelier Seville

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Within Remapping Europe, a Remix project, we organize international Ateliers in Warsaw, Istanbul, Seville and London. An Atelier is a safe place for young people with migrant backgrounds to reflect on the existing imagery in Europe and to contribute to this imagery with their own remix-ed media works.
Artistic remix performances (scheduled for 2013 and 2013) are connected to the process, the participants and the outcomes of the ateliers. Continue reading

Youth MODE Documentary Workshop in Izmir

MODE Istanbul will be organizing a creative documentary workshop in Izmir between January 30th and February 5th. The national applications are closing this Friday, the 13th of January.

 

Participants will be given seminars on creative documentary making, screenwriting, digital camera techniques and editing. They will shoot 5 minute documentaries on the theme of “Local Heroes of Izmir”. All documentaries completed during the workshop will be added to the Doc Next Network’s Media Collection.

 

The workshop will be held in collaboration with Bornova Municipality’s 4 Seasons 4 Colors Workshops and with the support of the universities in Izmir, mainly the Izmir Ekonomi University. All films made during the workshop will be showcased as part of the 4 Seasons 4 Colors Screening Event on Febuary 23rd .

 

For more information on the application guidelines and the online form please click here.

 

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Çanakkale 2010 – A Story of a Year

This publication tells the story of an unusual year-long civic project that took place in the Turkish city of Çanakkale in 2010, carried out by Anadolu Kültür, who have been closely involved with the ECF European Neighbourhood programme since 2005. Chosen by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) as an example of good practice, the project encouraged the city’s entire population to get involved in cultural policies and activities – through workshops, focus groups, activities and meetings.
Downloadable in English and Turkish, this publication documents the project’s progress from start to finish in the words of the citizens themselves. It includes statements of mission and vision, activities that led to the development of a city-wide manifesto, press coverage showing the project’s visibility and evaluations of the project, as well as some suggested next steps.

 
The idea for Çanakkale 2010 was developed under the framework of ECF’s ‘(In)visible Cities’ project, which provided arts management training and advice to local cultural operators working on cultural projects in three different Turkish cities, including Çanakkale.

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Doc Next @ Documentarist 2011

With the initiative of MODE Istanbul, a 50-minute long short documentary film selection from the  Doc Next Network media collection, including films completed at Youth MODE Media Workshops, will be screened at Documentarist 2011 Istanbul Documentary Days on Thursday June 2nd, 2011, at 18:00 in Sismanoglio Megaro venue in Beyoglu, Istanbul. Following the screening, a talk will be held with the participating young media-makers, instructors and MODE Istanbul representative about their past and current projects.

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Doc Next Media Collection

This film was made by Pavlos Stamatis (born 1989) from Greece. “This particular film has been influenced by the current situation in my country..”

Doc Next Network is collecting videos, stories, photos and other media art productions of all sorts of young people. With our focus on young, emerging European documentary-makers and opinion-formers, we are building up a broad collection of (alternative) documentaries.

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13 Festival Internacional ZEMOS98

Dicen que no hay tiempo que perder. Lo dicen las noticias y los fanzines, las canciones de siempre y las películas en versión original del cine al que vamos de vez en cuando. Se cuela por las rendijas subliminales de la publicidad, por las caras B y por la letra pequeña. Vivimos al día: hiperconectados, hipermotivados, hiperenlazados. Seguimos viajando de átomos a bits a la velocidad de la luz. La cultura converge y se vuelve transmediática e híbrida. Educación, comunicación, arte, ciencia y tecnología copulan amigablemente. Somos expertos de nada y amateursde todo. En este punto nos hemos quedado pensando, muy quietos, tratando de saber qué es lo que se pierde cuando el tiempo se va.

¿Es el overbooking cultural un nuevo problema de las ciudades contemporáneas? ¿Estamos reflexionando o estamos generando artificios reflexivos? ¿Debe el pensamiento crítico hacer marketing de sí mismo? ¿Por qué nos atrae lo nuevo? ¿Qué necesidad hay de generar noticias continuamente? ¿Escribimos nuestra propia historia o generamos consumibles comunicativos? ¿Queremos llegar antes o ir más deprisa? ¿Cuesta cada vez más pensar?

En estos últimos años hemos hablado de control y videovigilancia, de televisión, de inteligencia colectiva. Hemos puesto sobre la mesa conceptos como MicrobiosEducación ExpandidaRegreso al Futuro. Nos hemos dibujado y borrado en infinidad de ocasiones sin temor a salirnos de la línea. Nos hemos hecho preguntas y las hemos respondido. Hemos buscado respuestas y no las hemos encontrado. Nos seguimos haciendo preguntas.

Un festival tras otro, hemos sentido la responsabilidad de proponer un tema que abriera un nuevo surco de reflexión, que ayudara a definir un poco más el camino por el que transitan nuestros anhelos e intuiciones, creyendo que, conectando cada uno de los puntos neurálgicos de ese sistema nervioso, aportaríamos algo a este ecosistema cultural en el que nos movemos. Esta vez no, no queremos recurrir a la urgencia de lo nuevo, no queremos generar un trending topic o una keyword de moda. Lo que queremos es tomarnos el tiempo necesario para seguir pensando sobre aquello que consideramos define y redefine el contexto cultural de quienes entrelazamos espacios analógicos y digitales.

Queremos hacer un alto en el camino para reforzar la idea de que, aún siendo pequeños microbios, formamos parte de una masa multiforme que vive en la sociedad red, generando dinámicas de lo micro que abren espacios para la cultura libre y el procomún. El Festival Internacional ZEMOS98 funciona como hub cultural, por eso somos mediadores tecnológicos y por eso experimentamos con contenidos y formatos. En 2011, el año de la crisis incesante, nuestros intereses siguen su curso mientras mantenemos el anclaje en tres líneas de investigación:

  • Educación expandida: porque aprendemos en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar; porque para nosotros en la genealogía de festival encontramos un laboratorio educativo.
  • Audiovisual integrado: porque vivimos inmersos en una cultura audiovisual cuyos sistemas de representación y narración están mutando gracias a conceptos como interfaz, hipervínculo, código embed, etc.
  • Comunicación en Beta: porque no hay comunicación sin educación y viceversa, porque la red nos exige conversar, multiplicar nuestra identidad, ser honestos y transparentes.

Por todo lo anterior, señoras y señores periodistas, afiliados a festivales y público en general…lo sentimos: DESAPARECE EL FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL ZEMOS98.

Es broma.

En realidad simplemente no tenemos tema nuevo. O sí.

El sitio webPrograma de mano en PDF

 

 

Mix and mash up

Dock’s Docs Gdańsk calls for participants in the Remix competition for the best collage of video documentaries from Stocznia Gdańska (the Gdańsk Shipyard). We provide the video material, you mix it, record the musical score, process and play with it. Dock’s Docs competition is your space of freedom. Create a 5 minute short and win the prize.

Because of the impending Polish Presidency of EU Council  Dock’s Docs Gdańsk opens the archive that contains recordings of the key events of the contemporary history of Europe. Participants will be able to use them in order to tell their own original story. The entries can be based fully or partly on the provided archive records. Dock’s Docs Gdańsk encourages all forms of artistic creativity and intervention– animation, music, samples, fragments of your own films.

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Youth MODE Çanakkale Belgesel Atölyesi filmleri

Youth MODE 2010 Çanakkale Belgesel Atölyesi filmlerini izleyebilirsiniz:
Sesler ve Gölgeler / Ece’giller / Şakir Abi Candır / Simgeleştiri

– Tüm Youth MODE Atölyeleri’nde hazırlanan videolar Vimeo sayfamızda…