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FIND YOUR CALLING ISTANBUL ATEL/ER MUSE ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM FALL'17


INTRODUCTION 3-4 ARTISTS 5-10 PROGRA M Production & Performances 11-28 Workshops & Events 29-34 ARTI ST 2017 27th Istanbul International Art Fair 35-45 IMPRESSI

ONS 46-54 TEAM 55

PARTNERS 56-57 CONTACT 58

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ATELIER MUSE & THE ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM Atelier Muse is a creative initiative, that implements new approaches to art by carrying out interdisciplinary cross-sectoral projects. Atelier Muse adopts a global and collaborative point of view with partners sharing the same vision as to be present and actively productive in life. Initiated in 2017, Atelier Muse Residency Program is the realisation of a lifelong dream of its founder Müge Olacak to add value to life by coming together, exchanging knowledge and creativity with curiosity. The program is established to host artists from all around the world, creating a bridge of understanding between cultures. Istanbul, a city that is both Asian and European, is without a doubt the best place to get stimulated and inspired. The organization shares its founder’s believe, that art is a remedy for growing divisions and conflicts in today’s societies and we are able find a common ground by working together in creating it. While program focuses on contemporary dance, performance, writing and new media arts, it is also open for artists who works on social causes regardless of disciplines.


FIND YOUR CALLING ISTANBUL FALL 2017 Atelier Muse Artist Residency Program is a research, production and community roof to expand horizons with art welcomes artists from all around the world in the heart of Istanbul with its unique beauty and never ending transformation. Each project of resident artists is tailored according to its authentic character and needs. 2017 Fall program is designed to take an active role to make future handin-hand with the vision as “Find Your Calling Istanbul�


Carey Clayton is a multi-instrumental musician and a producer, a graduate of Music Performance at the University of Miami. Throughout their Residency Program he will be accompanying Kelly with live guitar music.

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eSKay Art Collective (US) Kelly Flansburg Carey Clayton Kelly Flansburg is a contemporary and ballet dancer and choreographer based in New York. She had studied Creative Arts in Therapy and currently works Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center as a Teaching Artist and Steffi Nossen School of Dance as a Modern Core Instructor in New York.


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Neha Maqsood Pakistan Qatar-based Pakistani artist grew up an environment where freedom was few and far between and it had a crucial role in shaping her life and art. Artist depicts the element of “Concealing and Process� through the layers of color and form in an aesthetically pleasing way. Maqsood adds video projections in her artworks. Artist experiments with color, texture, composition, method of application and surface.


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Müge Olacak Turkey & Germany Müge Olacak is an arts manager, performance artist and researcher based in Istanbul and Berlin. She graduated from Boğaziçi University Business Administration, 2008 and Warsaw Dance Department, 2016. She has marketing experience in prestigious multinational companies. She has created her own pieces in in various disciplines as contemporary dance (Improvisation, Butoh, CI), performance art and interdisciplinary works since 2011 by focusing on experimental researches in women, taboos, self and social awareness. She worked with globally well-known artists; Nevin Aladağ, Tetsuro Fukuhara, Erdem Gündüz, Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmus, Defne Erdur, Mustafa Kaplan. She is the Founding Director of Atelier Muse.


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Fatmagül Mutlu Turkey & Bulgaria Fatmagül Mutlu, artist, curator, founder of Bipolar Projects and activist who continues his life on the road, have received trainings from Boğaziçi University and Bologna University. She uses mixed media in her style and production. She takes place in scientific circles on a global scale with projects that combine art and science. Fatmagül Mutlu’s artworks emphasise the search of kinaesthetic and rhythmic therapy against the universe we live with all the infollution and intensive information transformation. Artist’s projects bring artistic and scientific criticism to the rape of information that urban people are exposed to with own techniques. As a result, she presents a therapeutic perspective on contemporary human behaviour and psychological problems. With art, science and psychotherapeutic approaches, the artist is looking at the world with a new vision.


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Hakan Demirtürk Turkey Hakan Demirtürk continues his movement works, which started with Gymnastics, break dance, electric boogaloo, popping and street dances, with contact improvisation. He started to contact improvisation with Defne Erdur within ÇATI Contemporary Dance Artists Association, and later he realised that his former interests have a common feature which is being away from rules and being improvised; and he discovers his choice of blending different styles in one. He continues his works with Defne Erdur, Gabriel Greca, Mariana Montepagano, Keren Ben Altabet, Sole Medina, Vangelis Legakis, Berndt Knappe, Martin Keogh, Ulli Witteman, Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood, Eszter Gal and Peter Pleyer. He also diversify his experiences and movement research areas within contemporary dance, Butoh, Forro, Skinner Releasing Technique, Gicheon, Axis Syllabus.


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Jens Bjerregaard Denmark & Lebanon Trained in dance and choreography at the Laban Centre (UK), Bjerregaard has been active as a choreographer since 1994 and established in 1998, the award-winning experimental dance ensemble Urban Elves. In 2005, Bjerregaard founded Mancopy and in 2007, Archauz, the first Choreographic Centre in Denmark, where he curated festivals, organized international choreography competitions and created outreach programs. In 2015 he created Jens Bjerregaard/Aurora Borealis to have a new and more versatile platform for his artistic work. For the past 7 years, Bjerregaard has been performing, teaching, coaching, researching and creating projects in the Middle East (Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Jordan).


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Production and Performances


Akbank Sanat 29th September 2017 Life’s Lines is a piece, that puts emphasis on exploring the movement and music in their simplest form. It dives into the everyday ins and outs of the movement that we create every day. The walking down the street, reaching for the coffee, our gestures when we talk to our friends the natural reaction our body has in relation to others. This movement is paired with music that is going on the same journey.

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Life's Lines Dance & Music Performance Consept & Choreography: eSKay Art Collective - Kelly Flansburg Music: Carey Clayton Dancers: Kelly Flansburg, Sevgi Umut, Diğdem Girici, Gamze Buğdacı, Ezgi Çanaklı, Aslı Melisa Uzun


Kelly Flansburg worked with five dancers from Turkey, Sevgi Umut, Diğdem Girici, Gamze Buğdacı, Ezgi Çanaklı and Aslı Melisa Uzun for expanding the piece with gathered information througout the residency program in Istanbul. Each fragment of Life’s Lines is being constructed during Kelly’s travels to various countries in the world and inspired by everyday life, culture, her observations and people she meets and encounters with. The final piece will be put together and performed in New York, where both Kelly and Carey are based.

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Life's Lines Dance & Music Performance The artists’ motivation to participate in the Residency Program is exploration through working with the community and adding new value to Life’s Lines. The idea is to let the community develop their own understanding of lines and sound and learn from that experience, enrich one’s perception.


At the end of the performance, audience had a chance to come together with all artists in the project via artist talk where the viewers could learn more about the performance and artists’ experience during the time spent in Istanbul. The night ended very successfully and it was also a great end to their whole stay in Turkey.

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Life's Lines Dance & Music Performance The piece is accompanied by music created by Carey Clayton, a multi-instrumental artist, that also uses digital technology in his creative process. During the residency program, he was recording sounds from all around Istanbul and mixed them later into the piece together with the music he created.


Photo by Murat D端r端m

Photo by Murat D端r端m


Photo by Murat D端r端m

Photo by Murat D端r端m


The Series '99' Istanbul Digital Media The Series ‘99’ – Istanbul is the digital project that Neha Maqsood produced during her residency period in Istanbul. She was genuinely impressed by the architecture of the city and the people. She found Turkish people very alike to the people of her hometown, Pakistan. Therefore she made a digital artwork 'One / Bir' with 99 portraits of people, both from Turkish and Pakistani. In her experience, it was somehow hard to take portraits of Turkish people, since people were not really into being photographed by a stranger. However, in the end of Neha’s visit in Istanbul, her work project was finished.

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The Series '99' - Istanbul Neha Maqsood


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The Series '99' Istanbul Digital Media ‘The Forgotten Balat’ was created with fascination of the buildings of Istanbul. It is a fact that Istanbul is a very old city that has lived through many historical periods. It was once New Rome and then named Constantinople. Therefore, the buildings are very diverse and historic. They have their own memories. The artist went to Balat, she decided to make one of her works in this neighborhood. She took lots of photos, both old and renovated buildings. After this visit, she has completed her on buildings work ‘The Forgotten Balat’ out of 99 selected photos.


Her works were exhibited in Galeri BU Art Gallery during her residency and in Artist 2017, 27th Istanbul International Art Fair at TUYAP.

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The Series '99' Istanbul Digital Media Her other works were ‘The Bosphorus’, ‘Find Your Food’ and ‘Graffiti’. In her own words; ‘Living and exploring the city life of Istanbul, I was majorly awestruck with the Bosphorus which is in the middle of the city and connects all the major places through different ferry stations. It was surprising for me to see how people in this city use ferry for a normal transportation every morning for their daily work route and they’re not even concerned for the view they’re blessed with. One of my works from Istanbul series is created through photographing 99 different angles and perspective of Bosphorus pictures, resulting in one mesmerizing image through layers. I want to present Istanbul to Turkish people as ‘This is your Istanbul’.


The Series '99' This is Your Istanbul Neha Maqsood, 2017 Digital Collage

1. The Forgotten Balat

2. Find Your Food

4. The Bosphorus

3. One / Bir 5. Graffiti


For Sale / Satılık Performance and Installation Consept: Müge Olacak Performers: Müge Olacak, Sevin Seda Güney Photography: Murat Dürüm For Sale intends to stop the discussion of being valuable or not and questions of the relativity of self-value and rights of outsiders on someone’s own value. For Sale wonders about the evaluation of the authentic selfexpression ways and preferences. “Who is responsible for describing the value of my own being?” Hands are the specific part of the body to reach life and people around. People communicate with life through their hands. They push, pull, hold, open, close...

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For Sale / Satılık Performance and Installation


At the beginning of her process, she was receiving and evaluating what they offer to her. In time, she started to put her own price for the described title, tasks, success parameters while she was describing those for herself as well in time. During her artwork For Sale, she asks the audience about the price of the work (or whatever they value) to open a space for a discussion while the price is set already. For Sale is produced by Atelier Muse and exhibited in ARTIST 2017, 27th Istanbul International Art Fair at TUYAP
 and Special Solo Exhibition, Galeri BU Art Gallery.

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For Sale / Satılık Performance and Installation For Sale is developed by Müge Olacak within more than 2-year. She has observed the vertical hierarchies of the constitutions, corporations, society with a critical eye of believing the horizontal role, responsibility and reward sharing rather than giving orders, obeying.


For Sale / Satılık Performance and Installation Müge Olacak, 2017 Digital Fine Art Print, 30x45cm Performance: Sevin Seda Güney Photography: Murat Dürüm

1. Pray


2. Express 3. Boundaries 4. Ready 5. Abundance 2

6. Whole

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Photo by Atelier Muse, Klaudia Ludwig


Photo by Atelier Muse, Klaudia Ludwig

Photo by Atelier Muse, Klaudia Ludwig


Pscyhoteraphy Installation Fatmagül Mutlu, 2017 Installation Wood, Metal, Polyester Bipolar Collection

Fatmagül Mutlu’s work, Psychotherapy, emphasizes the search of kinesthetic and rhythmic therapy against the universe we live with all the infollution and intensive information transformation. ‘Bipolar Project’ was created by the artist to increase the consciousness about bipolar affective disorder and to stop stereotyping with use of art in psychotherapy,

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Pscyhotheraphy


Psychotherapy FatmagĂźl Mutlu, 2017 Installation Wood, Metal, Polyester Bipolar Collection


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Workshops and Events


Contemporary Dance Workshop Workshop Supervision: Kelly Flansburg Music: Carey Clayton ÇAK – Çıplak Ayaklar Studio 23-24 September, 2017 Classes began with a warm-up of the body and will dive into modern fundamentals using Martha Graham, Paul Taylor and Robert Batter techniques. The workshop that was accompanied by Caret Clayton’s live music held in Çıplak Ayaklar Studio. It was open to every level of modern dance lovers who want to improve themselves.

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Contemporary Dance Workshop


Studio Meeting Neha Maqsood Galeri BU, Art Gallery 5th November, 2017 In the open studio event, Neha Maqsood explained her art and process. She talked about how she came to be an artist as she was and how she makes her own artworks. Process is more than just a process to her, it is the product itself. She has been improving her work all the time, adding more photos in it and changing it continuously. Her art is never an end product. It is spectacular to see her works evolving all the time and becoming something more every day.

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Studio Meeting with Neha Maqsood


Contact Improvisation Workshop Workshop Supervision: Hakan Demirtürk ÇAK – Çıplak Ayaklar Studio 7-8 October, 2017 “Getting into contact” workshop is for those who wants to listen to body, communicate without words, experience trust, listening, movement and dance in a different point of view in cooperation with CI-Turkey. This 8-hr workshop in two days developed to work our researches on our bodies through single and partnered dances via practices with focus on centre of gravity, balance, listening the body and the partner, confidence, sharing weight, awareness of the place, being spontaneous, group dynamics and improvisation composition. To search, discover, play and dance altogether. Open for all levels of experience.

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Contact Improvisation Workshop


Contemporary Dance Workshop Workshop Supervision: Jens Bjerregaard ÇATI Studio, ÇATI Contemprary Dance Artists Association 18-19 November, 2017 In this practical and fun workshop on partnering, the dancers/choreographers are invited to explore a range of practical tools for partnering. It is an invitation for them to learn a different way of working with a partner, a way that adapts to all movement styles and backgrounds. The emphasis will be on the fulfillment and freedom of the movement within a clear partnering language that Bjerregaard has personally developed over the years.

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Contemporary Dance Workshop


Performance, installation and digital artworks of the Find Your Calling Istanbul Residency Artists, Müge Olacak, Fatmagül Mutlu and Neha Maqsood, could be visited in Atelier Muse exhibition space.

ARTIST '17

27th Istanbul International Art Fair, TUYAP Atelier Muse, Artist Residency Program has come to life to make world artists to witness the transformation Istanbul, one of most important cities of the World, is experiencing. Within the theme of ‘’Find Your Calling Istanbul’’, Atelier Muse displayed its residency artists’ artworks in the Artist 2017, 27th Istanbul International Art Fair at TUYAP. While making daily bodily experiences visible, it shows the courage to carry utopia to the sunlight.


27th Istanbul International Art Fair, TUYAP MÜGE OLACAK For Sale / Satılık, 2017 Installation and Performance Performance: Sevin Seda Güney Photography: Murat Dürüm FATMAGÜL MUTLU Psychotherapy, 2017 Installation Wood, Metal, Polyester Bipolar Collection NEHA MAQSOOD The Series 99 – Istanbul, 2017 Digital Collage 50x75 cm. 1- The Forgotten Balat 2- Find Your Food 3- Bir-One 4- The Bosphorus 5- Graffiti

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THE ARTWORKS


The world has seen worse. It has been through centuries of terror. But even in the twilight of history, there was always hope that things would become better. Yet today, we live in an age that is defined by historical amnesia, where both the past and an imagined future are oppressed more severely than ever before. The unique dynamic of the 21st century seems to be the devaluation of the utopian. As the face of the age darkens, one question becomes imperative: Is it not possible to defend a style of utopian thinking that will liberate the desire to rebuild everyday life from ideological and instrumental persecution? Can utopia not be defended again in the sense of discussing alternative social lives?

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27th Istanbul International Art Fair, TUYAP ARTIST 2017 - Realist UTOPIAS Curatorial Statement


ARTIST 2017 / 27th Istanbul Art Fair deals with utopias under three categories: historical, conceptual and actual. We embark upon an expedition to utopias with exhibitions, concerts, performances, discussions, workshops, screenings and publications. We reach from 13th century Anatolian dervishes and Ĺžeyh Bedreddin to the Soviet Avantgarde, from cyborgs and science fiction to alternative economies, ecological movements, and pedagogic experiences.

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27th Istanbul International Art Fair, TUYAP Politics and art aside, we cannot let go of a utopian motive that protects the productive distance between life and dream to keep the "hope principle" alive. Utopian literature, as a rich resource that heralds a yet-unbuilt future without sacrificing or falling captive to the present, awaits to be rediscovered.


Once again, TUYAP prepares to become a sensory public sphere that is free of leadership, where imagination and conflict thrive. It builds a team play that is not after economic or symbolic profit. It seeks to utilize the physical advantages of the venue to expand the boundaries of discussion.

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27th Istanbul International Art Fair, TUYAP We discuss the political aspects of the different concepts of temporality borne by utopia. We try to comprehend the perception of history today that makes utopias impossible. We call for discussions of utopia as a concept across relationships of nostalgia and freedom, politics and esthetics, art and design. "Realist Utopias" have room for production and consumption cooperatives that have become more important amidst waves of financial crises, queer and feminist lifestyles, and utopias that breathe in the body and nature.


I mean looking so close that you can see the same line created by a man going down to buy coffee in a street in Istanbul and a woman going up to her home because she forgot her keys the far end of the world. Or looking so close that you can see the blasting of clashing stars when two people walking towards each other unknowingly; but coming side by side although tens of factors that are resisting not to bring them together. I mean looking so close that you can see the milky way transferred from a woman to a man when a man caresses hair of the woman he is in love with. I mean so much closeness. So close that you can see the lines of life. When I say looking from too far away, I mean the far-off that I can go by bus or plane. I mean the far-off that I can go in a second. This is a place so far-off that all the chaos will be replaced by peace. It is far-off to see the lines of life. Now, I invite you to see the common ground of this too far-off and too close. The thing you find there will be the dance of life. Is one, who says that he/she cannot dance, too far-off to oneself that one cannot see the pouring stars of him/herself? When I say far-off, it is not the useful far-off that Nebula can resemble it as a human eye, it should be the far-off torn between that one can forget oneself.

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Life is composed of the lines that connect everything to one another even they seem complicated. In order to see these lines, you need to look at the life either too closely or too far away. When I say looking at life too closely; I mean looking so close that you can see the same thing as looking at a human and a glass of water.

DiÄ&#x;dem Girici Uplifers 'Life's Lines'

The Life's Lines as everything is connected to one another even they seem complicated


There I left "Life's Lines" project, a part of artist residency programme, Find Your Calling İstanbul by Atelier Muse between 19 September-19 November, with these feelings. Kelly Flansburg (contemporary dance artist) and Carey Clayton (musician), by visiting different parts of the world departing from New York, search for the life's lines and they transform this research into a unique music and dance piece with the local artists. Kelly ve Carey came to İstanbul last mont for Find Your Calling Istanbul Program hosted by dear Müge Olacak, founder of Atelier Muse and we searched for the life's lines of Istanbul with five dancers including me. Every each movement that we collected from the streets of Istanbul; a cook's cutting off meat, people's going up and down on moving stairway, the reactions of the bodies coming closer to one another and moving away from one another, special mimics and gestures of people who are living in Istanbul... They become a choreography within eight days with the sounds of seagulls and music of the sea.

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What do you think when I say that because dance is not a bunch of movement written for the music but an everyday thing? And dance is the life itself; everything can dance except for the human stuck in mind? And can you hear that the music of life goes along with this dance each and every moment and second?

Diğdem Girici Uplifers 'Life's Lines'

Then, can I see that existence of my body in life naturally and even the lines that my body drew with other bodies are the parts of a choreography, if I look close enough? I mean, can we all wake up everyday to dance together? Is it possible that our main life goal is dancing?


Atelier Muse is an organization founded by Müge Olacak in Istanbul with the mission of taking groundbreaking steps in art in Turkey and creative, innovative projects; and giving especially with the focus of contemporary dance, new media arts, art writing and art management counselling. Atelier Muse team is working on new term projects forcefully. I am also looking for their new works excitedly. If you want to follow, you can reach them on www.ateliermuse.org Life’s Lines Concept: Kelly Flansburg & eSKay Arts Collective Music: Carey Clanton Dancers: Aslı Melissa Uzun, Ezgi Çanaklı, Gamze Buğdacı, Sevgi Umut, Diğdem Girici Organisation: Atelier Muse / Find Your Calling İstanbul

Original text: Diğdem Girici, Uplifers Magazine, Nov 2017 Translation: Nazlınur Karaağaçlı, Atelier Muse

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Endless thanks to Atelier Muse team who works day and night to make the voice of art, born in Turkey, heard by the world and my dear friend Müge Olacak who works very hard to develop this organism.

Diğdem Girici Uplifers 'Life's Lines'

We, first, needed to look too close and later look too far away to life in order to collect these details, stop amongst the running people, breathe while waiting. There we found our dance and the lines drawn with our bodies everyday.


In the previous weeks, Pakistani artist Neha Maqsood was in Istanbul as a part of Find Your Calling Istanbul Artist Residency Program by Atelier Muse. Neha is a young woman who grew up in Pakistan. Even though the restricted freedom in the place she grew up compels her in her childhood and puberty, it achieves to transform her into a person who gives a voice to her society by turning the oppression into an artistic means. As a young artist, Neha's ambition, her effort to break down the bias and her courage makes me believe that she will gain important achievements in the future. Neha studied on digital arts but she tends towards painting/drawing works, too. Today, she contributes classical art exhibitions to gain a different perspective by presenting her experimental painting works via new mediums, videos. She makes the audience discover areas by focusing on the process rather than the outcome. Besides, she has a collection named "The Series 99". In this series, she creates unique, meaningless but deep new frames by putting 99 pictures on a common topic one after the other. I really loved her technique, works and her standing against life and I made an interview about her art journey and creative process.

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DiÄ&#x;dem Girici Uplifers Interview with Neha Maqsood An interview with Neha Maqsood, a Pakistani woman artist, about opressions turning into art


I bought a canvas and I started writing lines from my diary. But, I wanted to hide them because I would feel uncomfortable about people's seeing and reading these. Then I started painting. I wrote my lines from my diaries on canvases then I painted them with dyes to hide them. I hid them because these were private sharings which I don't want everyone to read. I hid them with dye as much as just those who look at my painting so close and want to make a connection with me and my painting can read. Then, I realized that I really enjoyed trying dyes and different fields and I continued painting works experimentally. This became a passion for me in a short time. As my school focuses on digital arts, I had difficulty on finding a proper place for my works. My mentors didn't approve me to paint and they oppressed me not to waste time on this by saying that it is completely different field. In order to draw pictures, I carried my canvas to the school garden and I worked there. I had difficulties on rainy days that's why sides of my canvases are always corroded. I am so happy to have been persistent on drawing today. When I look back to past, I can clearly see that how different fields and means develop and make me free.

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When I was at school, I found my diary that I wrote in my childhood days, it was full of sad memories and disappointments. I have always been so shy to express my feelings but that moment I felt the crash and I wanted to show these moments which are very special for me.

DiÄ&#x;dem Girici Uplifers Interview with Neha Maqsood

I read that you studied on digital arts. How come did you meet the painting art excluded from your field of study?


What is 'The Series 99', how did it come about and is this technique your discovery? God has 99 names but, still undefinable. That's why the number 99 shows the undefinable. Inspired by this information, I make one frame by putting 99 pictures one after the other in a theme that I defined. Even though the outcome has thousands of memories and tens of photographs, it exists as an undefinable image and it carries the potential of transforming into something new with additions of new frames as life. As my tendency towards painting, it came out completely coincidental. When I was organising the photos that I took, I tried to put the photos one after the other and I liked the outcome. Then I continued searching. Finally, it became my technique. Later, one of the people who saw my works mentioned me an artist named Idris Khan who is living in London. When I searched, I couldn't believe my eyes. A person who I never heard his name, a person who lives far away from me discovered the same thing with me and he chose to express himself in that way. I was surprised and fascinated at the same time. I really want to meet with him one day.

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I care about making connections with my audience as an artist. When I look at my painting, I don't see only a painting but also a whole process. These paintings carry my pains, memories, everything I lived those times colourfully. Yet it is impossible to present all these in just one frame to those who come for seeing the exhibition and I believe that audience cannot make a connection with the work without seeing the creation process. I care this as an artist. That's why painting's hanging on the wall as just a painting disturbs me. My job is with processes. That's why I consider myself as a process artist rather than a painter and that's why I combine my works with videos. Thus, I believe that I can transfer an important part of my creation process and this makes me feel happy.

DiÄ&#x;dem Girici Uplifers Interview with Neha Maqsood

You present videos about your working processes in your exhibitions. How does this idea come about?


In the second work, I made a work out of building in Balat. Balat is a strange province. It affected me so much with its historical buildings and energy. What was the most interesting thing in your Istanbul journey? It is very strange to use ferries for daily transportation. I was really impressed. You are very lucky for that you can experience this everyday. Yet, I was unable to understand why people are focused on their phones instead of living this excellent view and experience. Do you consider coming again? Absolutely yes. I can say that I really loved Istanbul. I was surprised when my Pakistani friends often come for visiting here. I was asking why you still going to Istanbul instead of visiting different places but I realised when I came here. This is a really fascinating city.

Original text: Diğdem Girici, Uplifers Magazine, Dec 2017 Translation: Nazlınur Karaağaçlı, Atelier Muse

IMPRESSIONS

In the first work, I chose Turkish people as a subject. Yet, it was really difficult to find 99 people and persuade them to take photos of them in the streets. That's why I made a mixed work from Pakistani and Turkish people. We look alike one another physically. Probably, I will make a similar frame if I have a chance to take photos of 99 Turkish people.

Diğdem Girici Uplifers Interview with Neha Maqsood

I saw that you prepared a special 99 series for Istanbul. It is impressive. How are these originated and how did you choose the themes?


Artistic Director Müge Olacak Production Manager Elif Beyza Demir

Akkoyun / Gülnur Sevinç / Deniz Şenliler / Klaudia Ludwig / Nazlınur Karaağaçlı Photography Volkan Erkan / Murat Dürüm Artist Assistance Arda Saracan Contributors Nilüfer Ağcakışla, Mert Er, Hakan Demirtürk

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Project Assistance İrem Aycı / Dilara


Venue Partnership Akbank Sanat / ÇATI Contemporary Dance Artists Association / ÇAK Çıplak Ayaklar Studio / Galeri BU Program Partnership BMA Technology / Epigram Mimarlık ve Tasarım Art Fair Artist 2017 TÜYAP Fair and Exhibition Center

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