Project Description Second Draft:
THE TRIANGLE PROJECT
is an international "Intentional Art" project. The project is based on a creative exchange and dialogue between artists and collaborators on the art scene of Istanbul, New York and Copenhagen.
in the necessity of an ongoing dynamic exchange between people – between different interests, horizons, attitudes, beliefs, expressions, forms and shapes. The Triangle Project stands for NO FEAR, openness and synergy: 1+1=3. Our purpose is to enhance this process by means of the powers that lie in artistic inspiration, creation and expression.
The Triangle Project is a statement on the world in the context of globalization: the process of social development and intercultural progression is strongly interwoven with INNOVATION, requiring CREATIVE INSPIRATION, requiring INTERACTION & COLLABORATION.
is to create a network of artists and gain cultural insight through development projects in the three cities. The project seeks to facilitate intercultural dialogue and create sustainable collaboration between artists in the three cities Istanbul, New York and Copenhagen. This network and practical knowledge will also be used as a platform to introduce the Danish Cultural Institute in Istanbul. The project hereby broadens up the cultural exchange, that which for a number of years has taken place between Denmark and New York as a special initiative under the Danish Arts Council, to include Istanbul on the border between Europe and the Middle East.
During the last couple of years,
Istanbul has developed a cutting-edge art environment reaching a high level of quality and innovation. However, artistic vitality and innovation still seems to be associated with western metro poles such as Berlin and Barcelona that for many years have attracted creative people from all over the world, setting the standards for artistic and cultural expression. Or seen from an American perspective; New York and Los Angeles. In comparison, Istanbul is still unknown territory to most people in the western cultural hemisphere. At this point Istanbul is without doubt one of the most interesting upcoming "hip" cities in Europe. One shouldn’t forget either Istanbul’s position as the gateway between East and West, or the fact that the city was known by the Vikings as Miklagaard – The Great City.
The Triangle Project is an attempt to strengthen the dialogue, exchange of ideas, knowledge sharing and the hands-on cultural cooperation between Turkey, Denmark and America. The project offers a platform for artistic creation and intercultural dialogue in a long term perspective.
The Triangle Project springs
from the belief that Danish artists, in collaboration with Turkish and American artists, can address global issues by collaboration and interaction with the language and codes of art and culture.
The Triangle project into motion happens with two exhibitions and a number of other artistic and cultural events as part of the 10th International Istanbul Biennial.
Our center of events
during the biennial is The Hall, a 131 old former Armenian church founded by three philanthropic sisters. Here The Triangle Project can be experienced in the form of an untraditional and ever-changing exhibition that introduces sound and taste as its main focus of attention. The exhibition presents a variety of sound artists, visual installation artists, DJs and Vjs along with food artists. During the day hours, visual installations and sound installations will interact with each other, whereas in the nighttime audiences will be offered a more event oriented experience with DJ and VJ performances deliciously served with food for thought, body and soul.
The Hall (www.thehallistanbul.com)
is situated in the center of Istanbul. The exhibition opens on Wednesday the 5th of September just before the official opening of the art biennial and will culminate on Monday the 10th of September presenting a mashed up and remixed version of the past week’s events.
At The End of The Rainbow
The Triangle project presents a number of the finest Danish contemporary artists in a separate exhibition aiming to show the multifarious forms of expression within the field of visual idiom. This exhibition will take place in an exhibition center called
BM Suma Contemporary Arts Center, presenting Danish artists who are highly acclaimed on the international art scene.
Among the visual artists in the project are Peter Bonde, Jon Stahn, Anders Brinch, Thierry Geoffrey Colonel, Fie Norsker, Maria Wæhrens, Marco Evaristti, Ismar Cirkinagic, Rasmus Bjørn, Anna Odell. Each of these artists will create special works for the exhibition, based on the concept "At The End of the Rainbow"
Among the Triangle Project’s other activities during the biennial are
… Screenings of the dissertation films from the Danish Film School 2007
… Food Art will be introduced and collaborations between Istanbul and Copenhagen culinary artists and chef’s will create spectacular gastronomic experiences
… Martin Jørgensen, a recent graduate from the National Film School of Denmark (alumni includes Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg and Bille August), documents the events for a film and tv production.
We work with Mashup
as a concept that enables a full integration of these different elements into an inter-dynamic whole, thereby grasping the very core of cultural, social and artistic development. The idea of open source by and for all is the logical progression of pop culture and the mindset of all creative people.
The same line of thinking that motivated the invention of software mashups has formed the basis for cultural exchange and artistic innovation since the dawn of day. Also, today – parallel to the growing importance of computer technology within the field of communication, business marketing and data administration in general – computer technology has worked its way massively into the field of arts. Within the music scene the term mashup refers to the refinement and blending of elements from different products into a new independent output exceeding the sum of its parts.
Within this cultural, artistic concept of mashup lies a vision of anarchy and democracy working hand in hand in the process of creating one unified final product of cultural interaction.
The Triangle Project promotes a broad variety of Danish culture and contemporary art while at the same time forming a strong platform for a continued exchange and dialogue between the three corners of the triangle.