THE TRIANGLE PROJECT

Artist Exchange & Collaboration Experiments.

The main intention of The Triangle Project is to create relationships, collaborations, interaction, exchange, awareness and new perspectives between creatures all over the universe. However most of the time between Copenhagen, Istanbul and New York.
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12/14/2008

MICRO FINANCING ACCORDING TO MUHAMMAD YUNUS



Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of The Grameen Bank, speaks about his new book Creating a World Without Poverty.

Muhammad Yunus is founder and managing director of the Grameen Bank, established in Bangladesh in 1983. Dr. Yunus founded the bank with the objective of helping poor people escape from poverty by providing loans on terms suitable to them and by teaching them a few sound principles of finances so they can help themselves.

The Grameen Bank has advanced to the forefront of a burgeoning world movement toward eradicating poverty through micro-lending and its model has been replicated in over 100 countries worldwide.

More on Muhammad Yunus HERE

Video from the WECOLLABORATE hosted lecture with Muhammad Yonus HERE

Theis Wendt's Istanbul Project ROOM! from September 2008




Opening: Thursday the 18th of December, between 5 & 8pm

www.Koh-i-noor.org

www.theiswendt.com

12/06/2008

2007-08, 2. samling - Svar på § 20-spørgsmål: Om Danmarks UNESCO-forpligtelser




The below is a question by Yildiz Akdogan (above) to the Danish Cultural Minister (at that time Mr. Brian Mikkelsen) regarding how hard it is for artist to get a visa to Denmark. She actually mentions The Triangle Project and the problems we had getting our Turkish artists to Denmark back in April 2007.

Spm. nr. S 1726

22) Til kulturministeren af:

Yildiz Akdogan (S):

Mener Kulturministeren, at Danmark lever op til sine UNESCO-forpligtigelser?

Skriftlig Begrundelse

Danmark har ratificeret »UNESCO's konvention om beskyttelse og fremme af de kulturelle udtryksformens mangfoldighed«. På trods heraf lyder det fra flere danske koncertarrangører, at reglerne for visum til ikkeeuropæiske kunstnere er så rigide og bureaukratiske, at man i flere tilfælde har måttet aflyse koncerter, fordi det har været umuligt at få et visum til de internationale kunstnere.


Yildiz Akdogan (S):

"Tak til kulturministeren. Jeg vil egentlig gerne starte med at remse to sager op, for muligvis mener kulturministeren, at vi lever op til vores forpligtelser i UNESCO-konventionen, men jeg kan så henvise til Kulturnyt fra den 25. april i år, hvoraf det fremgår, at billedkunstneren Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen havde inviteret en række kunstnere fra bl.a. Tyrkiet, hvor hensigten var at lave et såkaldt Triangle Project med besøg i henholdsvis New York, Istanbul og København, og der har Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen udtrykt bemærkninger om, at det har været enormt svært på grund af visumreglerne. Jeg citerer ham ordret: Vi fik lige lov til at være her og rejse hurtigt tilbage igen. Og det er altså et projekt, som varer over 3 år. Det synes jeg er lidt betænkeligt. Plus det at en af kunstnerne ikke fik lov til at komme herop, på grund af at han både var kunstner, altså musiker, og studerende. Det kan man så også tænke over.

Det andet eksempel, jeg vil tage op, er, at Peter Hvalkof, som er arrangør af verdensmusik for Roskilde Festival (og booker på GLOBAL CPH), siger, at man allerede i udvalgsprocessen faktisk tænker over, om det kan betale sig både sagsmæssigt og proceduremæssigt at få bestemte kunstnere fra bestemte lande herop, og det er egentlig meget bekymrende, når man tænker på, at man allerede i den her planlægningsfase skal tænke over, om det kan betale sig, fordi der er den risiko, at koncerterne kan gå hen og blive aflyst på grund af visumreglerne.

Som ministeren også korrekt sagde, så er der nedsat den her ekspertgruppe i EU-regi, som vil kigge på det, men det er først til december, der skal kigges på det. Nu er vi i sommerperioden på vej mod festivalarrangementer og byfester, og trods ministerens begrundelse med, at det hører under integrationsministeren, vil jeg egentlig gerne spørge: Overholder vi virkelig UNESCO-konventionen? Det er kun to eksempler, jeg har nævnt, der er mange flere."

From the Danish Parliment website

See Yildiz own site HERE

More about Yildiz HERE

See a delightful page dedicated to Yildiz by Jacob Holdt HERE

11/30/2008

Gordon Inc's World - Istanbul



Gordon Inc who was part of Part 4 in Istanbul has since October been
writing his own blog called "Gordons Verden" or Gordon's World or Mondo Gordon..

In the short text below from one of his posts, he salutes Istanbul:

"Istanbul, min elskede. Jeg har kun kendt dig en lille måned, alligevel har du brændt dig ind i min sjæl. Istanbul, jeg har stridt op ad dine stejle trapper og ned ad stejle gader, for at nå ind til dit hjerte, men dit hjerte er endeløst, troløst og alt for stort.

Oh, Istanbul, du har kørt mig træt som ingen anden kvinde. Du er altopslugende og udmattende og altomfattende. Istanbul, du er larm og dyttende gule taxier og mylder, hullede gader og forfald.

Istanbul, du er i hver eneste af de millioner af magiske katte som det siges at sjælene fra fordums indbyggere, overvintrer i. Istanbul, du er den sitrende rastløshed og den evige strøm i Istiklals myldende menneskemængder en hvilken som helst dag eller nat i alle døgnets 24 timer.

For Istanbul, du er evig og ubesejret.
"

Read more on: www.gordonsverden.nationenblog.dk

11/20/2008

GALLERI SPLENDID - A NEW GALLERY IN ISTANBUL 2008



Curated by Derya Demir (who is also part of The Triangle Project)and Leyla Gediz, The Bitch Is Sleeping, an exhibition covering all spheres and types of fetishism, takes place at various fetishistic landmarks of İstiklal Caddesi and also at Karşı Sanat and Gallery Splendid from November 19 to December 19.



Lovely Derya Demir above

The idea for the exhibition derived from the conference focusing on interdisciplinary research on fetishism titled "Substitute Lack!/Accept No Substitutes!" organized by ./independent scholars from 26 to 28 November. (www.independentscholars.org) The appearance of fetishism in an academic context led to the idea of organizing a parallel exhibition, engendering a fresh movement across the Istanbul art scene.


Based at Karşı Sanat (where The Triangle Project Part 4 also exhibited) and Gallery Splendid, the stops of the exhibition include almost all the historical and seductive shops along İstiklal Caddesi. The Bitch is Sleeping is also the opening exhibition of Gallery Splendid founded by Leyla Gediz and Derya Demir.



The nightclub Dogzstar will feature Monday daytime screenings of films related to the subject: The exhibition touches upon sexual fetishism in (above)  Bruce LaBruce's "No skin of my ass" and Brice Dellsperger's "Body Double X", both films where body parts are the focus of fetishism. Richard Van Loot's colourful video "Rate Allegorique No.1" will be shown between the two films.



The work of three artists will be presented at Gallery Splendid. Strands of "hair" Elçin Poyraz has delivered from the source of fetishism, (above, who is also part of The Triangle Project)) Kaan Karacehennem's series of photographs of homosexuals hiding their faces and Barış Doğrusöz's videos titled "7 ways to fake a perfect skin", each an animated canvas, are the first works to be exhibited at the magnificent Gallery Splendid.

See the website for Galley Splendid HERE

Join The Galley Splendid Facebook Group HERE!

See the Karsi Sanat website HERE
Conceptual framework of the İstanbul Biennial 2009



The 11th International Istanbul Biennial's conceptual framework has been announced by the Biennial curators WHW (What, How & for Whom) at the Biennial press conference.
The 11th International Istanbul Biennial will take place between 12 September-8 November 2009 and takes its title, "What Keeps Mankind Alive?" from the closing song of the second act of Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, written 80 years ago.

According to WHW, the question "What Keeps Mankind Alive?" seems to be more urgent and topical than when it was first posed by Brecht in 1928. The conceptual framework of the 11th International Istanbul Biennial "What Keeps Mankind Alive?" will serve as a trigger, as well as a certain script for the exhibition, allowing us and the artists to pose questions of economic and social urgency today.

The curators of the 11th International Istanbul Biennial What, How & for Whom / WHW is made up of four women: Ana Devic, Natasa Ilic, Sabina Sabolovic and Ivet Curlin, who studied Art History and Comparative Literature in the University of Zagreb. WHW was formed in 1999; based in Zagreb, Croatia, and since 2003 has been directing the program of Gallery Nova -non-profit, city-owned gallery in Zagreb. For the social dimensions of their work in contemporary art since 1989, WHW has been awarded the first Igor Zabel Culture & Theory Award by the ERSTE Foundation.

The 11th International Istanbul Biennial will take place between the dates
12 September-8 November 2009.
More on the conceptual framework of the İstanbul Biennial HERE

10/29/2008

Short film from the exhibition opening
"Fill in Blank Space"
at Istanbul's Karsi Gallery September 2008


10/25/2008

Dj Hugo Chavez & Vj Ahmedinejad
at Global Copenhagen for Part 5




Flyers made for his Copenhagen Tour



10/15/2008

GLOBAL CPH
Saturday the 18th of October 2008.


The Triangle Project continues the quest to create interaction and exchanges between Istanbul, Copenhagen and New York.

On Saturday October 18th, Part 5 will take place at GLOBAL CPH

This time around Dj Hugo Chavez & Vj Ahmedinejad
has been invited, along with Snöleoparden, DJ Gazi and Claus Ankersen.

Snöleoparden:

"The snowleopard is so cool - it makes its own instruments - makes its own drugs - makes its, whole and completely, own kind of music which you can't hear anywhere else in this cosmic zoo."

http://www.myspace.com/snleoparden

Dj Hugo Chavez & Vj Ahmedinejad:

"A multimedia art project from Tehran & Caracas investigating culturalistic clicés and their effects on the economical and political situation of individuals; "Against the Walls and Against the Bridges".

http://www.myspace.com/djahmedinejadakachavez

DJ GAZI:

Gazi Peker is a Kurd from Turkey living in Denmark, being the first Kurdish/Turkish/Danish artist playing electronic music. In early 2008 he released his debut CD named "Kismet". The music is in the electronica / ambient genre with an ethnic dimension.

http://www.myspace.com/djgazi

Claus Ankersen

The Danish spoken-word artist Claus Ankersen, who just came back from a longer stay in Istanbul will also perform during the evening.

http://www.myspace.com/clausankersen

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Doors open at 21.00

>>Open bar with Efes Beer 21-22<<
(THANK YOU FULLHOUSE!)

Show Starts at 22.00

GLOBAL - NØRRE ALLE 7
DK 2200 KØBENHAVN N.

http://www.globalcph.dk

10/13/2008

Orkestar Baxtalo




Orkestar Baxtalo er københavner-sigøjnere, en samling virtuoser, taskenspillere, gøglere, skrighalse, klaverstemmere og luksusbumser. Bandet blev samlet i starten af 2008, og har turneret i Rumænien og spillet koncerter i Sverige og Tyskland. Familien består af erfarne folk fra Rusty Båthorns, Los Perros Verde, Nitterne, Klepti klepti - fra cirkusteltene, carbaretscenerne og fra den Københavnske underverden. Baxtalo har udgivet en EP hvorfra sangen Manua Cu Voca er nomineret til Årets World Track 2008.

Orkestar Baxtal spillede til støttefesten for The Triangle Project på
Islandsbrygge den 4. september 2008 og havde en del af sine medlemmer med i Istanbul for PART 4.

På nettet: http://www.myspace.com/orkestarbaxtalo

10/10/2008

GLOBAL COPENHAGEN

Global CPH presents world music with a selection of the best international and national bands.

Global CPH is placed in the heart of Copenhagen, in the ethnic rich Nørrebro area. The musical profile focuses on the many exciting mergers, which characterize the Global music world.

Global CPH, whose booker (Peter Hvalkof) is also booker of the famous Ballroom stage at the Roskilde Festival, offers its audience unique concert experiences, where people bring something extra back home.


Website:
www.globalcph.dk
SNÖLEOPARDEN


A strong fascination for world music has led Jonas Stampe to travel a lot, especially in India, Pakistan and Morocco. In ’98 he spend one year in India as a sitar-student under Ravi Shankar, and in ’99 he was a part of Ravi Shankars live-group on a tour in the UK.

"The snowleopard is so cool - it makes its own instruments - makes its own drugs - makes its, whole and completely, own kind of music which you cant hear anywhere else in this cosmic zoo. The snowleopards favourite colour is green. its favourite stones are chrystal and agathy. its level of inspiration is light purple."

"Have you ever come home from the pub and watched Sesame Street? It's good isn't it? Listening to Snoleoparden is a very similar experience... If there's a child left in you, it'll want to spend some time with Snoleoparden. At the end of the day, if this doesn't put you in a good mood, nothing will."
- Damian Leslie, Incendiary Magazine.

On the web:
www.myspace.com/snleoparden

Record Label:
www.rump-recordings.dk

10/08/2008

"MADE IN TEHRACAS" by DJ Hugo Chavez and VJ Ahmedinejad




DJ Hugo Chavez & VJAhmedinejad will perform "MADE IN TEHRACAS" at GLOBAL CPH on October 18th, 2008. A new multimedia art project from Tehran & Caracas investigating culturalistic clicés and their effects on the economical and political situation of individuals; "Against the Walls and Against the Bridges". Dj Hugo Chavez & Vj Ahmedinejad Project focuses on media literacy, the role of advertising and corporate power in our lives, intellectual property issues and the evolution of art, law and resistance in a media-saturated multi-national world and deconstructing Turkish films from the 60s and 70s and the Ethnic Market and East-West gateway clichés about Istanbul and creates bizarre new forms similar to the kaleidoscope effect with Middle Eastern Uranium and South America's Bolivar.

On the Web:

www.myspace.com/djahmedinejadakachavez

Record Label: www.myspace.com/gozelrecords

9/28/2008

THE ISTANBUL POTLUCK DINNER



Dear Friend of The Triangle Project,

Come and join our Potluck Dinner!
The concept of a Potluck dinner is an Native American custom, where each person
coming to the dinner brings their own special dish to share with the others.
We ask you to come to our dinner with a dish of food that you love and want to share
with rest of the guests. Since there will be many different nationalities at the
dinner, expect a variety of different food, including appetizers and dessert.
Please also bring your own drink of choice.

We look forward to share and taste with you.

Bon Apetit!

Jacob - The Triangle Project

Julie - Caravansarai : www.caravansarai.info

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Sevgili Arkadaşlar,

Gelin ve bizimle Potluck Yemeğimize katılın!

Bir Amerikan geleneği olan Potluck yemeği, konsept olarak, katılan her kişinin kendi hazırladığı bir tabak yemekle geldiği ve bu yemeği diğerleriyle paylaştığı bir etkinliktir.
Biz de sizi, bu etkinliğimize sevdiğiniz bir yemeğinizle katılmaya ve bu yemeğinizi diğerleriyle paylaşmaya davet ediyoruz.

Etkinlikte birçok farklı milletten davetlilerimiz olacağından, oldukça fazla çeşit değişik yemek bulabileceğinizi unutmayın; buna mezeler ve tatlılar da dahil.

Lütfen gelirken kendi tercihiniz olan bir içeceğinizi de yanınıza alır mısınız?

Sizleri yemeğimizde görmeyi ve tatlarımızı paylaşmayı umuyoruz.

Afiyet Olsun!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potluck

DIRECTIONS HERE

9/23/2008

Gazi Peker


Gazi Peker is a Kurd from Turkey living in Denmark, being the first Kurdish/Turkish/Danish artist playing electronic music. In early 2008 he released his debut CD named "Kismet". The music is in the electronica / ambient genre with an ethnic dimension.

Kismet is produced as a soundtrack album for a screen play by the same name. It’s a one-man project, involving guest musicians such as Sivan Perwer, John Villadsen, Aynur Peker, Sven Pors, Tara P. Kramtøft and others.

Gazi Peker is today one of Denmark's busiest DJ's playing ethnic and lounge music.

On the Web:

www.peker.dk

http://myspace.com/gazipeker

http://www.myspace.com/djgazi

Hülya Ucar - A Triangle Project Artist



I'm a Turkish woman, who was born and brought up in
Denmark. This gives me a double perspective, hereby I
don´t mean that everyone with a bi-cultural background
necesarely have the thoughts and perspectives that I have.
I know that I am very special in many ways and also very sensitive.

Sometimes I write short stories and poems.
Poems in Danish and short stories in Turkish.
I'm also in a film association club, called World
Cinema DK. Here we choose film from around the world to show Danes different cultures in order to help the integration of Danes and ethnic minorities.


What I really want to do with my art is to create
political and social awareness. Human rights and ethnic rights in
a Western European multicultural setting.

9/20/2008


Visuals and innocuous pranks can take you faraway places.
VJ Polly and Ester (ak. Mai Sydendal and Tina Helen) heading for Istanbul.
TO THE FIVE BOROUGHS




"I went to get a loan and they asked my race
I wrote down human inside the space"


Beastie Boys “To The Five Boroughs”


Exclusive for the Triangle project (part 4) in Istanbul we have created a limited edition of mixtapes - 22 to be exact! The tapes are based on material from Danish arties like Gustav Winckler, Keld Heick, Johnny Reimar, Gitte Hænning, Anne Grete and many more. Cut into pieces and randomly mixed together the tapes create a mosaic of what some would characterise "the Danish music-treasure". The tapes includes tunes like "Rocken gav mig alt" (Rock music gave me everything), "Spil Whist igen" (Play Whist again), "Jeg gir mit humør en gang lak" (I'll apply some vanish to my mood), "Hils fra mig derhjemme" (Say hello from me at home) and "Lidt go' musik gør alle glade" (A little music makes everybody happy). We will hand out the tapes at the exhibition closing date. Don't miss!

By: Halfdan Mouritzen and Tina Helen




9/18/2008

Mille Kalsmose-Hjelmborg



Video: “Who do you THINK you are” - 2008

Mille Kalsmose-Hjelmborg is making art on the borders between the traditional genres and traditional concept of art on the one side, and art as a genuine part of our lived lives, on the other.

Her work is staged as an enquiry of what it is - actions, decisions, history, a moment in time - that makes us ourselves. Her work is conceptual, but also grounded in process, as her every day life has a direct influence on her artworks. In this sense Mille’ s work is autobiographical: the artworks and reality are intimately connected in the process of creation.

She creates new connections between the individual world of experience, and the social reality permanently changing.
Here we exist in a constant tension between loosing our identity through the innumerable social relations and networks in which we are constantly being absorbed, and the need to confront this process of demolition through the permanent reshaping of our own identity.
It is crucial that this reshaping must not be an excluding process negatively directed towards the other person, but in stead must be able to receive him in his unique existence.

Thus new concepts of individual identity must be developed leading to binding social relations, and this is the task that Mille Kalsmose-Hjelmborg undertakes through her art.


By Ole Fogh Kirkeby

Website: www.millekalsmose.dk

9/16/2008

The Triangle Project Part 4 – Fill In Blank Space


I went to get a loan and they asked my race
I wrote down human inside the space


Beastie Boys “To The Five Boroughs”



The fourth episode of The Triangle Project Adventure is subtitled: Fill In Blank Space.
The title opens up onto an understanding of space that playfully challenges the given notions of urban space.

The order to fill in the blank space raises different connotations. On one hand to a civic (perhaps even restraining) system of formulas and information retrieval attempting to formulate and control the urban landscape and culture, on the other hand the title opens up to a more positive blank space of possibility.

The blank space is used as a method to transform any predefined space into a blank space; a piece of white paper; a clean slate; a new common ground from where new ideas can grow and blossom.
The blank space turns our ideas of space and space belongings, upside down and leaves the clear definition behind in favor of the empty potential space; the space in which a true meeting can occur.

The blank space is honest to the potentiality of the meeting between cities, cultures and people, erasing all prejudices and stereotypical notions beforehand.
The blank space can be found (or claimed) in the art space, the club scene or in public.
The blank space is not yet defined; it is for everybody to fill in…


The Artists:

Ari Alpert
Jørgen Bitsch
Rasmus Bjørn
Theis Wendt
Gordon İnc
Claus Ankersen
Therese Mørch-Jørgensen
Mai Ulrikka Sydendal
Søren Thilo Funder
Mille Kalsmose-Hjelmborg
Polly & Ester
Jon E. Nyholm
Ditte Hegelund
Lili Badawi
Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen
Bitmobilen
İlhan Sayın
Banu Birecikligil
Boysan Yakar
Güneş Resul
Bahar Onan
Hülya Ucar
Barış Ger
Nilgün Sabar
Halfdan Mouritzen
Tina Helen



Gallery exhibition at
Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları
Gazeteci Erol Dernek Sokak, No 11/4 Hanif Han, 34420 Beyoğlu İstanbul

Opening Event September 26th 2008
More info:
www.karsi.com
Triangle Project Part 4 – Fill in Blank Space
On the Streets

- intents and purposes

As Triangle Project returns to Istanbul, it's with an almost entirely new group of Danish artists and musicians representing a different part of the Danish underground cultural scene: people who take the streets as a natural setting for creation. Over the past year, this art form has seen a major revival and represents one of the most interesting cultural developments in Copenhagen in recent years. It is this experience we want to bring with us to Istanbul. Our main aim will therefore be to take Triangle out of the clubs and galleries and into the streets.


The Global Village?


With the overall purpose of the Triangle Project being a meeting between cultures, it's interesting to note that clubs and galleries often end up as representatives of a Global Village. This, in the sense that no matter how great the geographical distance, they are still the harbingers of cultural similarity. This is displayed in the social groupings that show up, the established rules for interaction, product orientation, at least a semi-commercial context and to some degree also the same artistic and musical tendencies.


That's not to say that they have nothing to offer! They often provide the financial basis as well as a socially and legally acceptable framework for developing and exhibiting new cultural tendencies. Still there's no doubt that something does get lost in that process – and it is this something we want to regain as a complement to the other parts of the project.


Dogmas


The advantages of working in the public space are manifold. We'll be able to reach a wider spectrum of the population. The art work and music will be forced to interact with and reflect on the local context. This will put the process – as opposed to a finished product – at the forefront of the project. The unpredictability of the situation will also enable us to regain an aspect of spontaneity that often gets lost when trapped between four walls.
So artistically speaking, the project is based on a set of dogmas that can be summed up as:

  • Public Space

  • Target group: wider spectrum of the population

  • Interaction

  • Process-oriented
  • Do It Yourself (D.I.Y.)

The Streets as a cultural meeting


For the three days of this project, everybody will meet up with an open mind, limited materials, divide into groups and prepare for excursions to different locations in Istanbul. Depending on the possibilities, one can expect projections from a ”cinema in a bag”, distorted radio transmissions, street art a'la jewels, posters, chalk paintings, pearl workshops, printing workshops, mobile acoustic jam sessions... and anything you might want to add.


We hope a lot of people from Istanbul will join in. Either by defining their own street interventions, contributing to some of ours, providing us with know-how, documenting the different events, helping us with translations and communication ... or simply for having a good time.


The intention is to create situations that will redraw a pre-defined public space and turn it into a blank space to be filled in by everybody anew. It thereby becomes an empty potential space that can constitute the foundation for a new and more direct form of communication – a tool used to create the basis for a more unmediated meeting between cultures.


Even in Copenhagen, these types of interventions have unpredictable outcomes. By putting ourselves in a context that we know near to nothing about, it becomes almost impossible to second guess. This is pushed to the limit by the fact that we have no permissions to do street happenings. Nor do we have a budget to rely on. Still it is also on the streets that we'll learn most about both the cultural differences and similarities.The uncertainty and unpredictability of the project therefore not only represents its greatest challenge – artistically, culturally and socially – but is precisely what gives it its greatest potential.



Lili & Ditte - See you in Istanbul!


Programme

To provide a practical foundation for Triangle on the Streets, we've integrated it with the other locations in the project.


Sunday 21th – Friday 26th
(11:00-19:30)

”Triangle Pt. 4 - Fill in the Blank Space” gallery exhibition at Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları
Gazeteci Erol Dernek Sokak, No 11/4 Hanif Han, 34420 Beyoğlu İstanbul
Group exhibition with works by both Danish and Turkish artists. This will provide a presentation of the Danish artists and musicians and a space to interact with Turkish artists.
Friday 26th (18:00-22:00)

Opening/Closing party at Karşı Sanat

Opening talk explaining about the project and plans

Lineup:

Acoustic jam with Ali Kaj

Ladybox (dj)
Bitmobilen (live)
DJ Gazi
DJ St. Marcus

This will provide the possibility for all the Danish and Turkish artists, musicians and other curious people to meet up, get a feel for the project and possibly plan the next few days.

DIRTY
(22:00-04:00)

Triangle Project Pt. 4 - Fill in Blank Space - electronic

Erol Dernek Sok. No:11/1 Hanif Han Apt. - Beyoğlu

Lineup:
Ladybox (dj)
Bitmobilen (live)

DJ Gazi & DJ Triangle Lover
DJ Ari

DJ St. Marcus

DJ Taylan (AUF)
Saturday 27th

13:00 - 16:00 Meet at Dogzstarz for
the preparation for daily street happenings

16:00 - 22:00 Street music, art and work shops in the area of Akarsu cd. Beyoglu

Anybody interested should show up, contribute with their own project, collaborate with one of the groups or just come along to help out with translation or documentation
Dogzstar (22:00-04:00)
Triangle Project Pt. 4 - Fill in Blank Space – mash up
Lineup:
ExBoyfriendsClub
Ali Kaj (live)
Ladybox (dj)

Bitmobilen (live)
Fidel Astro
(dj)
DJ St. Marcus

VJs:
Reality Rocks

Polly & Ester
Jon E. Nyholm

Sunday 28th

13.00: 16:00 meet at Dogzstar's for preparations
16:00 - 19:00 Street music, art and work shops in the area of Akarsu cd. Beyoglu

19:00 New York Street Food Potluck Dinner


A food culture collaboration between The Triangle Project's Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen
and Active Ingredient's Julie Upmeyer.

For more information and directions:
www.active-ingredient.net
OR
The Triangle Project Facebook Group
Tuesday 30th
13.00 meet at Dogzstar
for preparation for the final street party:Building instruments, city wall projections.....Everybody is very welcome to join in!

20:00 Final Street Party a'la Seker Bayram at Galata Square
...celebrating the end of Ramadan

Acoustic jams, live music sets, DJ-sets, visuals on the walls, and different art projects. All the art works from the street projects will be given out or used for decorating the streets. Come and help us!

INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!!

9/08/2008

THEIS WENDT - A Triangle Artist
















My work deals with the understanding of space and human behaviour. Hierarchy, architectural and social relations are challenged and staged in spaces where “reality” and abstracted forms are merged together in another space.


Figures that we know perform actions out of its usual context, showing no clue of logical behavioural systems, in spaces where floating and sometimes almost organic holes creates an idea of something else.



A gap in time, a flaw in architecture, an empty face and twisted social environments are presented through drawings, paintings, installations or whatever media fits the context of the piece.


I seek and wish to present works that moves in and out of contemporary discourses, raising questions on the ideas of right and wrong, but never presented in a dictating way.

web:
www.theiswendt.com
Gordon Inc.


I am Gordon Inc. Danish writer and multi-artist, 44, named after the American cartoon-hero Flash Gordon.

I have written 3 books, done numerous spoken word-shows and movies, castrated myself in public television and exhibited myself naked in a glass cage for 32 days at an art-gallery under the title "Man is the greatest work of art."

I am in Istanbul to seek inspiration and knowledge and do a spoken word preaching about the unifications of all religions, hopefully in the Hagia Sophia.

After my visit to Istanbul I will travel on to Aleppo, Damaskus, Bagdad and Iran.



I come as a friendly ambassador from Denmark. I consider myself as a spiritual rock`n`roller.
My mission is to re-brand the name of Denmark in a positive way in the middle east.

On the Web:

http://www.myspace.com/gordoninc
facebook: Claus Winther
www.gordoninc.dk
Youtube films

9/06/2008

Istanbul på Bryggen

- Support Event for the Triangle artists going to Istanbul for Part 4



Everybody Loves The Sunshine




Orkestar Baxtalo Live


Kite Builder


DJ Gazi


Citadel also celebrated their 5th anniversary

We would like to thank FULL HOUSE & UNIFOOD for supporting the event

Bitmobilen LIVE at Islandbrygges Kulturhus 5th of September 2008




Things said about Bitmobilen:

"Der er helt anderledes fart over feltet, da den unge danske duo Bitmobilen på miniscenen giver sig i kast med deres gamle Gameboys omdannet til primitive spillemaskiner. Med morsomheder som 'Der er fandeme ikke nogen, der skal købe vores musik lovligt' og et uregerligt kropssprog er det komplet lige meget, hvor meget af deres musik der er håndspillet eller ej. For i kroppenes rasende begejstring og musikkens unge opdagelse - stadig i sin kompositoriske verden - er der grøn energi nok til en hel festival. En værdig afslutning på campingteltets fortrinsvise opdyrkning af den danske talentmasse."

Quote: Ralf Christensen i Information d. 18.august
CLAUS ANKERSEN



Danish Artist and intergalactic traveller, working situationistically with spokenwords and live-literature, poetry, fiction, installation, video- and soundscapes, painting and various cross-over forms. Originally educated in Cultural Anthropology and Communications at Universities in Aarhus (AAU), Copenhagen (KU) and Santa Barbara (UCSB), Claus Ankersen constantly examines and questions the human condition. Claus Ankersen has been instrumental in the development of Danish spoken word, and is a legendary figure in Danish Slam Poetry, although he only competes with him self and his artistic strive towards deeper understanding of man.



HOMEPAGES:

www.clausankersen.dk

www.myspace.com/clausankersen

www.youtube.com/clausankersen

www.facebook.com/clausankersen

www.reverbnation.com/clausankersen



Claus Ankersen is a multifacetted artistic and creative fountainhead, he works situationalistically, exploring and channeling the chaotic here and now into text, spoken words, sound- and videoscapes, installation, paintings or whatever expression suits.



As part of the triangle project # 4, I will exhibit video installation and do live performance in clubs and outdoor. I will seek to coorperate with the tyrkish artists. I will also do live painting outside.
I will try to create new material while in Istanbul, reflecting the contextual atmosphere. I would love to cooperate with musicians and dj's performing spokenword poetry in clubs or outdoor
I would love to work with artists, creating artwork and installation in situ
I would also like to cook
I would love to show videoinstallations outside, projected onto walls
Also live outdoor performance poetry, lovely to coop. with tyrkish poets and performers as well
I believe in being togetherness and would like to continue and explore further the relationships founded during The Triangle Project part # 2 and # 3
I am also in continuos process of documenting and reflecting upon The Triangle in words and works

MATTER OUT OF PLACE.



Like New York, Istanbul is several worlds in one. But perhaps even more segregated onto fragments with little or no interaction. Thus we are dealing with hyper-fragmentet cultural realities in the
same city, with an enormus difference betwen rich and poor, between classes and kinds.

Writing these lines, I am compelled to explore this dynamic by deploying a matter-out-of-place tactic, pondering the quirky effects it could have to present art -in contexts where the majority of art
consumption is somewhat differently focussed. Taking the arts to the streets is one thing, taking the street art into the fine salons, is another. Thus presenting revolutionary spokenword monologues for an upper-class segment, for instance will have a greater impact, than if presented in a street culture: Examples:
Dinner readings – I would like to read for people while they eat (private contexts)
TV and Broadcast – To reach as great a segment as possible
Executive VIP readings

Put poetry on the streets
Put poetry everywhere


Another thing I would like to do, is live commenting people in the streets with megaphone or PA (everybody with' green hair, please report to the mayors office at this instant, everybody with moustaches.. etc.. perhaps in cooperation with a turkish artist that can do instant translation and shout the same in turkish..or the opposite)



Summing up these lines, I am all for communitas and coorperation, curious, creative and focussed on playfully grasping a hold of the big old here-and-now, and see how it can be molded into some kind of expression, making a point, and hopefully making a difference.

9/04/2008

Therese Mørch-Jørgensen



With the opportunity for constant presence, I see jewellery as pure potential!! Potential to not only adorn & distinguish ourselves, but to move, to remind, to manifest, to save, to flash or reveal, it is potential to react, question, push, pull, kick, scream, touch, play & experience in a world much defined by our belongings -if not our longing to belong…


The work is mainly based on curiosities and questioning of the world around me. I seek to create profound connections between the wearer and the jewellery, thus generating physical and metaphorical contact to the self when worn.

Utilising the fact that there is a quite intimate relation between the jewellery and the wearer, as well as the fact that jewellery has the ability to seduce the viewer, remarks, juxtapositions and curious investigations can be made on personal value and signal value through jewellery. I see the body as a very obvious medium for carrying reflections on the human condition, as well as showing social and visual influences of our time. These influences may show as a questioning of the conventional and general perceptions i.e. by using the symbolism of leaving a mark -as when passing on something which is precious to us.


My choices of materials vary according to the character and scale of project।


www.myspace.com/t_room

Mai Ulrikka Sydendal




..loves everything that entertains the eye.
makes films and photos with a focus on analogue media like 8mm and old cameras and paper film.
biggest passion is animation!
mostly makes stop motion, cut out and experimental animation
but also does some work on computer sometimes...
is inspired by animations, toys and drawings from the 70s and before.
collects a lot of things...
really love animals!
and colors and comics and the countryside
old houses and dirty streets and city life

The Film: Pink Pyramid



blog: http://maiulrikka.blogspot.com/
myspace: www.myspace.com/maisydendal

8/24/2008

Soren Thilo Funder














The central aspect of my works presents an undefined moment in time from where one can reflect on contemporary society. It is an almost dystopic vision, in which power relations, structures of society and behavioral patterns undergo massive breakdowns.

The works often depict sceneries revolving around an uncertain event that has happened or has yet to happen, a significant event, a collapse of the existing structures in society.

From this other space before and after the event, the potentiality to reflect on the world and human nature in new perspectives, arise.

The depicted Dystopia is therefore never a negative realm of pure stagnation but rather an engine for potentiality. It creates a space of pure potentiality and its characters are vessels of this, yet to be defined, potentiality.



The works, often moving in the cinematic and fictive narrative, insist on a certain link to some form of surrounding “reality”. The scenarios are rearrangements of a given functional space; the performances present natural bodies; the choreographies become exercises and rituals in which the individual flaws penetrate the uniform; and the themes and issues at hand is to be found in the worlds political “reality”; a “reality” that is continuously challenged on the fragility of its own concept, by the metaphysical and the paranormal.

It is a projection into an unknown world of becoming, in sequences of time that seem to repeat and yet evolve, though always completely rooted in the present and in this presents perception of “reality”. In the words of Philip K. Dick: “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

The works draw on specific theoretical sources such as Foucault, Badrillard, Arendt, Ranciere and Badiou, but also psychoanalysis is used with references to Lacan and Zizek. Literary works of fiction also appear as sources of inspiration, numerous writers such as K. Dick, Bradbury, Orwell, Sartre, Hesse and Baudelaire.


It is a meeting between a contemporary political “reality” and the power relations within it, and the fictive construction from where this “reality” can be flipped upside down and be seen in a new perspective that is the point of tension in my art project.

www.sorenthilofunder.com