Tag Archive: travel

360 Degrees – archived project (2000)

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Original concept When the initial call for expressions of interest went ‘out there’, the main criteria for inclusion in this project was that ‘360 degrees intends to present a diverse range artists and… Continue reading

Museum of the future “Welcome to Oz” – archived project 1997

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The ‘Museum of the future’ was an investigation into collecting culture. The initial presentation comprised of a collection of exhibits celebrating the wonders of Oz and an audio tour. It was first presented… Continue reading

Lost time Traveller

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I came across this poem today while I was cleaning up my website – from memory it was written not long after my Grandfather Arthur Benson died in 2001. lost time traveller-mapping connections… Continue reading

çok lekker

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One of the surprising things that we didn’t really account for on our residency was the cross fertilisation of other cultures and languages aside from Turkish. We had imagined that we would immerse… Continue reading

The day of the elephants in Ibrahimpaşa

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Our friends, artists Sonja van Kerkhoff and Sen McGlinn came and visited us in IIbrahimpaşa for a couple of days. We met Sonja and Sen In Istanbul at ISEA2011. Sonja and I met… Continue reading

Kilim symbology

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The Turkish carpets (kilims) provide a rich source of symbolism into the life of the region as well as personal information about the woman (men do not make these carpets) who made the… Continue reading

Memories of Istanbul

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Today, we had a quiet day in the cave doing some computer based work.  Marty has been reacquainting himself with Freehand and I played with Flash to create this collage of sounds and… Continue reading

The beauty of light in Turkey

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When recently doing some research into  Turkish tulip designs,  I came across a blog by Aaminah Shakur who is a poet, artist and writer. Some of her work is inspired by the art of… Continue reading

Mehmet Ali’s Wunderkammer

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Yesterday, our host Willemijn introduced us to Mehmet Ali – a local artist and antique trader. He has the most wonderful collection of old maps, bric a brac, kilims and furniture. I find his… Continue reading

First steps for Cultural Strangers

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Today we started to set up a studio space in a cave next to the Babayan Culture House. This is where we will construct an installation piece that we can move from location… Continue reading