I have nothing to do with it
16 September, 2017, 10am–6pm
A workshop on censorship of artistic expression by Seçil Yaylalı & belit sağ
Join us for a workshop exploring different forms of censorship. The workshop builds a discussion drawn from participants’ personal experiences of silencing in order to develop methods on how to collectively resist.
The workshop is focused on those working in the arts and culture with experience in the field.
There is no age limit. The workshop will be held in English. The workshop is free but booking required. If you would like to join please email email@example.com before 13th September and send a short text (maximum half an A4 page) detailing your motivation and area of work.
belit sağ is a videomaker and visual artist living in Amsterdam. She studied mathematics in Ankara and audio-visual arts in Amsterdam. Her video background is rooted in video-activist groups in Ankara and Istanbul, where she co-initiated projects like karahaber.org (2000-2004) and bak.ma (a growing online audiovisual archive of social movements in Turkey). She has exhibited her works in spaces including EYE Film museum, Amsterdam; MOCA, Taipei; DEPO, Istanbul; Toronto/Rotterdam/San Francisco International Film Festival; De-Militarized Zone Documentary Festival, South Korea; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart and CCA Derry~Londonderry, N.Ireland.
Secil Yaylalı is a visual artist with a background in Industrial Design and Arts. She has developed participatory art projects with different social groups such as forced migrants in Diyarbakir and Ramallah, psychiatric patients in Novara, teenagers in Alexandria, Berlin, Barcelona, Istanbul, migrant workers in Beirut and street vendors in Turin. In each project she creates an environment that supports collaborative production according to the specific needs and interests. She has exhibited her work in: CC Gallery (Malmö 2017); Alt_Chp Cross Cuts (Copenhagen 2016); Konsthall C (Stockholm 2016): Apartman Projesi (Berlin 2015); Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella 2013); Palazzo Ducale (Genova 2011); NGBK (Berlin 2010). Yaylalı is the co-founder of PASAJ artist initiative. She teaches basic design and contemporary art in Istanbul Technical University.