Directors: Su Baloğlu, Merve Bozcu
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.

Her First

Her First

Hidden

Hidden

Married to The Camera

Married to The Camera

Trailer

Her First

Bruce Nauman Look At Me!

Bruce Nauman Look At Me!

The exhibition Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Through the exhibition we will be sharing about the artists and sections in Look At Me!.

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

The man is depicted in three-quarters view, turning straight to the viewers with a penetrating glance. The background is grey, while the clothes, the hair, and cap are black. 

At the Order of the Padishah

At the Order of the Padishah

In this piece, Żmurko presents an exotic image of a harem chamber, replete with gleaming fabrics and scattered jewels, as a setting for the statuesquely beautiful body of an odalisque murdered “at the order of the padishah”.