Director: Ayaz Salayev
Cast: Mariya Lipkina, Rasim Balayev, Tolib Khamidov
Azerbaijan; 78’, 1995, color
Azerbaijani with Turkish subtitles
Dedicated to the centenary of cinema, Ayaz Salayev’s striking, offbeat and intriguing film takes a classical triangular love story and fills it with references to the literature, music and cinema of the West. Set in the late 1920s in a dusty city (presumably Baku), an elliptical narrative is used to tell the romantic story of a young actress, her older, erudite husband and her raffish lover. The husband is steeped in the arts, and lectures on ‘The World of Fantasy.’ Much of the action unfolds in and around a cinema where, in the early scenes, silent classics (ie. The Golem and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) are screened to piano accompaniment while the woman, Turan, and her husband watch in rapt attention. Yarasa is unquestionably an unusual, at times startling film, shot with a rigorous eye to detail. For example, director Salajev uses repeated images of the same streets, at different times of the day and year, but always shot from precisely the same position to aid the narrative progression.
Our Doublethink Double vision exhibition’s title alludes to George Orwell’s seminal work 1984 and presents a selection that includes Tracey Emin, Marcel Dzama, Anselm Kiefer, Bruce Nauman, Raymond Pettibon, and Thomas Ruff, as well as Turkish artists, tracing the steps of pluralistic thought through works of art.
Berggren acquires the techniques of photography in Berlin and holds different jobs in various European cities before arriving in İstanbul. Initially en route to Marseille, he disembarks from his ship in 1866 and settles in İstanbul, where he is to spend the rest of his life.
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