Waking Life

  • April 23, 2016 / 18:00
  • May 11, 2016 / 19:00

Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater
USA, 2001, 100’, color
English with Turkish subtitles

Waking Life a live-action rotoscoped film, by Richard Linklater was shot using digital video and then a team of artists using computers drew stylized lines and colors over each frame. The film focuses on the nature of dreams and consciousness. The title, Waking Life, is a reference to the philosopher George Santayana's maxim: Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled. An unnamed young man is in a persistent lucid dream-like state. He initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions of issues such as reality, free will, the relationship of the subject with others, and the meaning of life. The film also touches on other topics including existentialism, situationist politics, post-humanity, the film theory of André Bazin, and lucid dreaming itself.

Lost River

Lost River

The One I Love

The One I Love

Blind

Blind

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Lightning 1st Part

Lightning 1st Part

Lightning 2nd Part

Lightning 2nd Part

Coherence

Coherence

Upstream Color

Upstream Color

Piercing Brightness

Piercing Brightness

Time Lapsus

Time Lapsus

Waking Life

Waking Life

When Animals Dream

When Animals Dream

Why Can't I Be Tarkovsky?

Why Can't I Be Tarkovsky?

Trailer

Waking Life

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. 

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. 

Symbols

Symbols

Pera Museum’s Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brings together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.