Triangle Project Part 4 – Fill in Blank Space
On the Streets
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.
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
- 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!
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
Acoustic jam with Ali Kaj
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.
Triangle Project Pt. 4 - Fill in Blank Space - electronic
Erol Dernek Sok. No:11/1 Hanif Han Apt. - Beyoğlu
DJ Gazi & DJ Triangle Lover
DJ St. Marcus
DJ Taylan (AUF)
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
Triangle Project Pt. 4 - Fill in Blank Space – mash up
Ali Kaj (live)
Fidel Astro (dj)
DJ St. Marcus
Polly & Ester
Jon E. Nyholm
13.00: 16:00 meet at Dogzstar's for preparations16:00 - 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
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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!!!