Independent Vibrations

08 mars 2018 — 19 april 2018 Konsthallen, Musikhögskolan, Örebro universitet

Kurdiske konstnären Fikret Atay - Örebro kommuns första fristadsstipendiat, ställer ut på Konsthallen, Örebro universitet.
Vernissage 8 mars kl 16-18, samtal med konstnären kl 17 (hålls på engelska).
Öppettider: mån-tors kl 9-19, fre kl 9-15.30.


Fikret Atay makes videos that offer short vignettes of life in Batman, a Kurdish city near the border between Turkey and Iraq. Using a hand-held camera and natural lighting, Atay films young local residents as they perform traditional dances, beat makeshift drums, and play war games. His simple, unaffected style lends an apparently straightforward authenticity to the images, yet the meanings of the performers' actions remain mysterious to viewers unfamiliar with the local culture. Despite the difficulties of filming in the highly charged political atmosphere of Batman, Atay's insistence on the specificity of place gives the work a distinctive presence and, despite an occaisional hint of danger, the sense of continuity of community.

Fikret was born in Batman in 1976. He graduated in fine arts from Dicle University. He has had solo exhibitions at PILOT (Istanbul, 2014), Viafarini Docva (Milano, 2010), Bonner Kunstverein (Germany, 2008), Site Gallery (U.K., 2007), UCLA Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, 2006), FRAC Ile-de-France-Le Plateau (Paris, 2006), Maison de l’Architecture (Paris, 2005) and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo di León (Spain, 2005).

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