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Ergin Çavuşoğlu: The Ethnographic Turn #4
Thursday 19.02.2015 / 19:30 @ deBuren - Leopolsdtraat 6 - 1000 Brussel

Ergin Çavuşoğlu: The Ethnographic Turn #4

The Atlas of Differences Intact

Ergin Çavuşoğlu will focus on the broader themes of in-betweenness, mobility and transient places. The concept of liminality is central to his art and research, which he has been exploring in a diversity of media, including narrative film, video and sound installations and sculpture. Çavuşoğlu will map a journey that spans across geographies and time whilst pushing through regime changes and negotiating cultural differences. The conceptual approach to site in his work is very much encapsulated by the notion of “conjoined practices of travel and translation" as distinguished by James Clifford.

The pattern of literary references in his large-scale narrative video installation works unfold a series of moral parables that have a notional relevance to contemporary art, and furthermore comment on the creative processes and the conditions of cultural production at large. The spatiality and the immersive qualities of his installations further emphasise and aid the understanding of these concepts in the ways they are experienced by the viewer.

He will introduce a range of projects including Lundy, Louis, Barge and Troy (2014), Résurrection des Mannequins (2014), Desire Lines /Duende/ (2011), Backbench (2010), Crystal & Flame (2010) and Liminal Crossing (2009) among others.

Moderated by Kris Rutten, Ghent University.

The ethnograhic turn (revisited) is a collaboration between SoundImageCulture, ARGOS, deBuren, Beursschouwburg and KASK – Ghent.
Reservation: soundimageculture@gmail.com www.soundimageculture.org

"Desire Lines /Duende/ (2011)", Ergin Çavuşoğlu.