Watchmen of Dawn

  • April 6, 2019 / 16:00

Director: Halit Refiğ
Cast: Göksel Arsoy, Leyla Sayar, Nilüfer Aydan, Ahmet Tarık Tekçe, Ekrem Bora
Turkey, 1963, 120’, b&w
Turkish with English subtitle

1960s when Yeşilçam is on its way to form its own character and consolidate its outlines... The mega production of Yeşilçam in that era is Watchmen of Dawn, which conveys Göksel Arsoy’s passion, airplanes, to cinema. Arsoy is involved in almost all its stages, as producer and lead actor with Ekrem Bora, and even exceeds the speed of sound in the plane during the shoot. The first ever aeronautics film made in Yeşilçam, its box office record was not broken for four years. This film is screened for Göksel Arsoy who will receive this year’s Cinema Honorary Award.

 

The Eyes of Orson Welles

The Eyes of Orson Welles

Goodbye

Goodbye

Watchmen of Dawn

Watchmen of Dawn

I Copy Therefore I Am

I Copy Therefore I Am

Suggesting alternative models for new social and economic systems, SUPERFLEX works appear before us as energy systems, beverages, sculptures, copies, hypnosis sessions, infrastructure, paintings, plant nurseries, contracts, or specifically designed public spaces.

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. 

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.