AltCity Istanbul aims to increase the production skills and collaboration potential of artists in Turkey by focusing on digital arts.
October 23 - November 5, 2018
AltCity, a digital art project carried out by the British Council in different cities around the world, is now in Istanbul, with the creative collaboration of Digilogue. The British Council and Digilogue, led by the art group Squidsoup, conducted a study with 12 artists from different disciplines within the 2-week AltCity Istanbul Residency Program, describing the chaotic city structure of Istanbul through technologically supported works. The exhibition, titled “Across the Line”, is a collective work that enhances a new understanding of balance and harmony through mixed media, installation, code, light, sculpture and mechanical applications.
AltCity Istanbul aims to increase the production skills and collaboration potential of artists in Turkey by focusing on digital arts. Within the scope of the collective training process, the pioneers+ of the field will carry out a series of panels, speeches and training programs supporting technology-oriented thinking and production processes through private and public programs for selected participants. AltCity Istanbul is produced by Salford Quays-based digital art programmers Quays Culture and its artistic management is being undertaken by the UK-based digital art group Squidsoup, which specializes in light art in particular.
Within the program that will be held in Sky Lounge between October 23- November 5; the talk, titled “Acces to Digital Arts”, will take place at 7 PM on Tuesday, October 24, with the participation of Squidsoups’s artist, designer and researcher Anthony Rowe and Liam Birtles, Quays Culture Digital Arts Program Director Lucy Dusgate and Digilogue Artistic Director Lalin Akalın. You can access the public talk that will discuss the effects of digital art on culture both in the UK and Turkey on British Culture Turkey’s Facebook page through live broadcast.
AltCity, a digital art project carried out by the British Council in different cities around the world, is now in Istanbul, with the creative collaboration of Digilogue.
Also being the main concern of the program, the question of “How to create digital and interactive media experiences?” will be examined within a public speech by Anthony Rowe at 7 PM on Wednesday, November 1, and the questions of the people who wish to create new possibilities on the coexistence of art and technology will be answered.
Withing the program, which aims to gain new techniques and experiences on the use of creative technologies by gathering local artist from various cities around the world with the help of British Council, 12 participants in the Residency process will explore the opportunities that the digital world creates for art in the 2-week workshop.
The works that the participants will create in the 2-week workshop which will establish a creative art production process will be exhibited on Digi.logue Space at Zorlu PSM.
AltCity Istanbul’s dynamic program offers experiences that will enable you to re-evaluate the relationship between city, art and technology.