santralistanbul, 01 September – 30 November 2007
curated by Basak Senova, NOMAD
The Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, santralistanbul, ZINC – ECM de la Friche Belle de Mai, NOMAD and SCCA.

Involving the transformation of the city’s first power station –Silahtaraga Power Plant- into a cultural and educational center, santralistanbul aims to be a new source of energy for production and distribution of art and knowledge through a program of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and activities. ‘Light, Illumination & Electricity ’, supported by Anna Lindh Foundation and organized in collaboration with The Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art (Cairo), ZINC – ECM de la Friche Belle de Mai (Marseille), NOMAD (Istanbul) and SCCA (Ljubljana), is the first platform for such collaborative work and will bring artists together from Beirut, Istanbul, Paris, Ljubljana, Cairo, and Leipzig to work together in Istanbul during the entire duration of the project. In the mean time, The Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art hosts an artist from Turkey in Cairo. The project's foundation is based on the vague but inspiring substances of electricity and light. Therefore, the energy museum and this specific site of santralistanbul provide multilayered inputs for an accumulation of ideas and praxis. Accordingly, the residence project involves a series of talks and workshops along with the open studio exhibition.


the programme

Light, Illumination, & Electricity
01 September – 30 November 2007

5 October 2007 , Friday 17.30 – 19.30
Machine Lights – Projected Lights in Contemporary Art
Andreas Broeckmann, TESLA - Laboratory for Arts and Media

Borders & The Infinite – Forming Gas and Electromagnetic Waves
Jan Peter E.R. Sonntag, “sonarc-ion” Project

16 October 2007 , Tuesday 17.30 – 19.30
Attraction, Oscillation, Inframince
Etienne Rey, “Dirigeable” Project

Light and Narration in Sensible Environments
Paolo Rosa, Studio Azzurro

02 November 2007 , Friday 17.30 – 20.00
Art and Knowledge in Balance, Light Art (from Artificial Light)
Gregor Jansen, ZKM Center for Art and Media

Workshops with Children
27 October 2007 , Saturday 10.00 – 12.00 ,14.00 – 16.00
Cyclop , Ceren Oykut

28 October 2007 , Sunday 10.00 – 12.00 ,14.00 – 16.00
Light Travels Through My Body , Aylin Kalem

03 November 2007 , Saturday 10.00 – 12.00, 14.00 – 16.00
Sound Light Work , Carlo Crovato

04 November 2007 , Sunday 10.00 – 13.00 ,14.00 – 17.00
Alternative Flow , Erhan Muratoglu

Sound Light Work
Carlo Crovato
30,31 October, 1,2 November 2007, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00 – 17.00

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