Director: Köken Ergun
Turkey, Australia, 2018, 88’, color
Turkish, English with Turkish, English subtitle
Each year, crowds of Turkish, Australian and New Zealander tourists travel to Gallipoli, Turkey. They honor their fallen soldiers who lost their lives in the Gallipoli/Çanakkale Campaign—one of the bloodiest conflicts of World War One—, which is considered as a defining moment in the establishment of the Turkish nation state as well as the beginning of national consciousness in Australia and New Zealand. With heightened emotions, they move around the historical battlefields, graves and war monuments, with the help of guided tours tailored for each community. Over the course of two years, Köken Ergun joined various Gallipoli tours, recording divergent war narratives told by different tour guides, emotional reactions of their audience, interviews with tour participants and patriotic theatre plays organised by the Turkish state. The resulting film offers a rare insight into how nationalist emotions are kept alive through a "tourism of martyrdom."
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.
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