On Unlearning Words and Things
Alper Şen created this video in the frame and on the occasion of the interactive workshop So Far Till Now – Sofa(R) on the Way by Barbara Eichhorn, Anna Khodorkovskaya and Joanna Zabielska, realized in the frame of the Mahalla Festival Palimpsest September 1 – 10 in Kurtuluş, Istanbul.
The three artists from Austria created a mobile assemblage on wheels from materials from the streets, donations in kind from the neighborhood and from local garbage collection points as a performative intervention in public space. The project plays with the awareness of more ecological approaches, with a focus on the value of our everyday objects and their recyclability, and turns rubbish into the playfully poetic center of artistic exploration.
Camera by Shahzad Mudasir, Alper Şen, Barbara Eichhorn, Anna Khodorkovskaya and Joanna Zabielska
Music: Devrim CK
The title, Palimpsest, originally denotes a piece of writing material on which the original writing has been erased to make room for later writing.
However, traces of the overwritten texts remain.
This paleographic phenomenon will inspire the artists of the Mahalla Festival 2022. They will be concerned with the use of resources in a
comprehensive way: in terms of ecological, economic, political, social and communal memory culture.
The Palimpsest Festival is supported by