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Chronographs: Improvisations on Marey | Live Video Performance

Odyø Vijul (Aras Ozgun + Yigit Eygi)
Performed at 24th Izmir European Jazz Festival, Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center, on March 3rd, 2017

Étienne-Jules Marey was a French inventor and physiologist who developed sophisticated gadgets that recorded sequential photographs of moving subjects (animals, birds, insects and humans) in late 19th c. for observing and analyzing locomotion. Since he was particularly interested in mapping the movements of the bodies in time, his inventions and techniques had been designed to register the time dimension of the movement with precision. Thus, he called these techniques “chronographs”. Marey’s work had been an important step towards the development of cinema. In this live video performance, our intention had been reconstructing and reevaluating these images in the context of a much different technological platform and a much different regime of time.

“Apricots from Damascus” at SALT Galata

“Apricots from Damascus”; An apexart Franchise Exhibition and fanzine project constructed by Dilek Winchester and Atıf Akın, at SALT Galata between December 23, 2015 – February 21, 2016. I participate with “Black Sea” video installation and a fanzine edition (Apricots From Damascus No:14)