Directors: Su Baloğlu, Merve Bozcu
Turkey, 2017, 80’, color, Turkish with English subtitles
 

How does one make a movie? Where to start? Does the director have to know everything? Are men better at technique? Why does my crew pay more attention to the director of photography? What the heck is a “set girl”? Is there such thing called the “female gaze”? Working with two female co-directors? Hell no! Is my assistant spreading rumors that I’m not a good director on the set? Is working with your husband on the same set, hardest thing ever? Two recent film school graduates Merve and Su decide to give up their careers in academia to make a film that seeks for answers to these questions. They shot themselves in this journey to document the crucial points of filmmaking. Interlaced with many questions–sometimes replied and sometimes left afloat–Her First tells the story of being a woman, a working woman, a woman filmmaker in Turkish cinema, told by 14 female directors.

Araf

Araf

Another Train Gıdı Gıdı

Another Train Gıdı Gıdı

Gone with the Hazelnuts

Gone with the Hazelnuts

Süreyya the Kitman

Süreyya the Kitman

Her First

Her First

Fragments

Fragments

Sarajevo March

Sarajevo March

Schildkröten Panzer

Schildkröten Panzer

Local TV

Local TV

Zavar, The Kid And Partridges

Zavar, The Kid And Partridges

Turquerie

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. 

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day. 

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art.