The Answer My Friend, Is Blowin’ In The Wind, is a site-specific sound installation in collaboration with sound artist Gökhan Deneç realized in Apartman 52 (2021), Yeldeğirmeni/Istanbul, a historical apartment building transformed into an art gallery before the renovation process and hosted an exhibition for one-month duration with the participation of 23 artists.
Namutena (Documentary video, 2017), A “na-mute-na” musical event: De Gentrifying a Demolition Site, documentary music project realized by me with the support of Onebeat, 2016. Musicians and Creative Team of the project: Tolgalainen Birøkter, Özlem Ünsal , Gökhan Deneç, Çağdaş Acar, Hasan Serin, Anıl Gün ,Batuhan Oguz, Can Gürses, Osama Badawe, Ruşen Can Acet, Merve Salgar, Yarkın Duo, Haydar Cengiz, Laçin Şahin, Mertcan Bilgin, Karakamu, Eray Gedik, Özgür Mert Yavru, Mehmet Ali Hatipoğlu, Ahmet Sinan Hatipoglu.
A decisive intervention into a myriad of social and economic conditions, including basic accommodation, designed for the greater wealth of rich minorities: the omnipresence of “urban regeneration projects”, in other words. Being pushed to the outskirts of the city, where no sense of belonging can be established and their social, cultural, and historical heritage will be irreversibly lost, some disadvantaged groups have been in resistance and thus, found a voice on media. Elsewhere, transformation is now almost habitual; rapid changes in physical and social settings, as well as the total destruction of historic structures without a single attempt of preservation and restoration are now part of our everyday life: muted and mundane. Bagdat Caddesi on the Asian side of Istanbul is a microcosm of transformation projects since the effects of the whole process on the inhabitants are in stark contrast. This avenue and a demolition site alluding to the abovementioned “muted transformation” are chosen as the concert venue to unmute the place and record it as part of the city’s collective memory.
ZERO 1 is a dystopic fictional short film, that we realized collectively with director Barkin Coruh, dancer Ekin Tunceli, creative producer Bugra Erol. Sound design and composition was realized by me. ZERO 1 project was realized to appeal to the 5. Short Film Competition 2020 hosted by Sabancı Foundation, in Turkey. That year’s theme was assigned as ‘Changing Climate, Changing Lives’ and among 282 applications, 23 short movies were nominated to be sent to international festivals and ZERO1 was one of them.