BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)

September 27, 2014

Pera Museum presented “BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)”, a one-night exhibition hosting artists and their projectors. The artists participating in this event bring their own projectors and show their video works. Since 2010, BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) has been organized in many different cities around the world. Put together by Pera Museum’s Film and Video Program curator Fatma Çolakoğlu and project assistant Ulya Soley, the broad and diverse selection presents a look into the audio-visual creative tendencies in moving images by up-and-coming artists. Hence, the selection aspires to embrace the lesser-known gems of the experimental and avant-garde. On this evening these imaginative works collided into one another, joining together to beam an inspired, fresh bloom.

Artists: Yoel Meranda, Eytan İpeker, Volkan Şenozan, Serkan Ertekin, Deniz Tortum, Burak Çevik, Aylin Güngör, Can Eskinazi, Bengü Özakıncı, Serra Tansel.

This event was presented parallel to Moving Image İstanbul, which will feature a selection of international commercial galleries and non-profit institutions presenting single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, and other larger video installations.

The Artist That Just Couldn’t Stop Creating: Picasso <br> Who Is Pablo Picasso?

The Artist That Just Couldn’t Stop Creating: Picasso
Who Is Pablo Picasso?

Born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain, Pablo Picasso’s full name takes about two lines: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso.

Baby King

Baby King

1638, the year Louis XIV was born –his second name, Dieudonné, alluding to his God-given status– saw the diffusion of a cult of maternity encouraged by the very devout Anne of Austria, in thanks for the miracle by which she had given birth to an heir to the French throne. Simon François de Tours (1606-1671) painted the Queen in the guise of the Virgin Mary, and the young Louis XIV as the infant Jesus, in the allegorical portrait now in the Bishop’s Palace at Sens.

Midnight Stories: The Red Button <br> Funda Özlem Şeran

Midnight Stories: The Red Button
Funda Özlem Şeran

It was a quiet night in the dessert. Even the mice weren’t around. A few LEDs blinked in the dark, and the sound of a fan filled the infinite void. The conversation cutting the silence seemed to go nowhere.