Timezones

February 6 - March 17, 2019

Maybe the only thing that hints at a sense of Time is rhythm; not the recurrent beats of the rhythm but the gap between two such beats, the gray gap between black beats: the Tender Interval.
Vladimir Nabokov

Part of exhibition The Time Needs Changing and its non-conventional perspective on the concept of time as a linear phenomenon, Pera Film presents the program Timezones from February 6 to March 17. The program is a collection of stories of individuals who await the right time to live their own reality, rebel against the truths of their time, wonder about the lives being led concurrently on the far side of the world, challenge the notion that a day is but 24 hours, and believe in the healing effect of time.

With a broad scope including cult films to documentaries and sci-fi classics to critically acclaimed recent productions, the program consists of Last Year at Marienbad, an exploration of the nature of memory by Alain Resnais, one of the pioneers of the French New Wave; Freak Orlando by Ulrike Ottinger, a reinterpretation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Tod Browning’s Freaks remade into a boundary-busting theater of human difference and transformation; On the Silver Globe, Andrzej Zulawski’s banned and destroyed film that tells the tale of five astronauts who have left the Earth to found a new civilization, remade decades later using preserved footage and commentary to fill in narrative gaps; Night on Earth, one of Jim Jarmusch’s most charming and beloved films and a story of five taxi drivers and their passengers taking place simultaneously in five different cities and told through brief glimpses; Good Time, a crime film by the Safdie Brothers focusing on the lives of two brother in a cinematic experience brimming with realism and fervor; Out, the first documentary to address LGBTQ+ coming out stories exclusively through social media footage; and lastly, two films by The Time Needs Changing artist Cao Fei: i.Mirror, focusing on the blurry border between the virtual and the real, and Haze and Fog, an exploration of how the collective consciousness of people emerges from day-to-day life.

Screening tickets are 10 TL (reduced museum admission). Tickets will be available soon on Biletix.

 

#Timezones

February 6

19:00 Last Year at Marienbad

February 8

19:00 Good Time

21:00 Night on Earth

February 9

15:00 Freak Orlando

February 10

15:00 Out

February 15

19:00 i.Mirror

19:00 Haze and Fog

February 21

19:00 On the Silver Globe

February 23

13:00 Out

March 6

19:00 Freak Orlando

March 9

15:00 i.Mirror

15:00 Haze and Fog

March 10

15:00 Last Year at Marienbad

March 13

19:00 On the Silver Globe

March 16

17:00 Good Time

March 17

17:00 Night on Earth

Last Year at Marienbad

Last Year at Marienbad

Freak Orlando

Freak Orlando

On the Silver Globe

On the Silver Globe

Night on Earth

Night on Earth

Good Time

Good Time

Out

Out

i.Mirror

i.Mirror

Haze and Fog

Haze and Fog

Timezones

The program is a collection of stories of individuals who await the right time to live their own reality, rebel against the truths of their time, wonder about the lives being led concurrently on the far side of the world, challenge the notion that a day is but 24 hours, and believe in the healing effect of time.

The Time Needs Changing

The Time Needs Changing exhibition questioned our geo-politically controlled notions of time. The three artists in this show gave alternatives to linear time, which is currently strictly enforced by the power structures under which we live.

The Time Needs Changing

Midnight Horror Stories: Witches’ Sun

Midnight Horror Stories: Witches’ Sun

I walk over rocks hot as iron under the September sun. I can make out a few lines in the distance, and a few cracked rocks, but apart from those, not a single tree, not one plant. I have walked until I reached this hill, in the trail of the letter that hurled me once again to my home town...

Turquerie <br><br>

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

The Battle of Varna

The Battle of Varna

Over the years of 1864 through 1876, Stanisław Chlebowski served Sultan Abdülaziz in Istanbul as his court painter. As it was, Abdülaziz disposed of considerable artistic talents of his own, and he actively involved himself in Chlebowski’s creative process, suggesting ideas for compositions –such as ballistic pieces praising the victories of Turkish arms.