BURAK KABADAYI

From the Beginning.


Under the Education Exchange Project between the Istanbul Biennial and the Liverpool Biennial, a special offsite project has been developed in collaboration with Protocinema.

A special offsite project
was created by the artist Burak Kabadayı under the Education Exchange Programme between the Istanbul Biennial and the Liverpool Biennial.Influenced by the conceptual frameworks of the 15th Istanbul Bienniala good neighbour and Liverpool Biennial 2018Beautiful world, where are you?, the project called From the Beginning has been developed in collaboration with Protocinema.
 
From the Beginning consists of sound, video and an intricate map of networks. The project has been carried out in 6 different neighbourhoods of Istanbul, with 48 children aged 4-14. In the project, children were invited to select and interpret a verse from their favourite song. Their interpretations were recorded and combined, then transformed into a single track while a video streaming in sync with the audio was edited to make each of the verses visible. Places, children, songs and sentences that display the process and the conceptual motivation of the project have also been mapped to show their relation to one another.

Burak Kabadayı,1989, Kırşehir, Turkey, lives in Istanbul. Solo exhibitions include: 24 Saat with Passaj-ist; 20’sinden Sonra, curated by Selin Turam, at Mixer Açık Depo, both in Istanbul, 2017. Group exhibitions include: In A Liftime, Adahan-1, and Çorbada Tuzumuz Olsun, Pasaj-Ist and  Not Seeing Anything, Alt Art Space, with a booklet by Gokcan Demirkasık; Grid, Mixer, all in Istanbul, 2017; Boundaries Orbits 17, Achievement Award, Depo - Tütün Deposu, Istanbul; and Local & Global Discourses, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA both in 2016. Kabadayı  graduated from Marmara University, Institute of Fine Arts, Painting Department in 2010 and from 2010 - 2014 served as Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department (BA) where he received the Painting Department Diploma Project and First Prize of Painting Department.

Ali Uygur Erol assisted in editing the sound and the technical aspect of the project alongside Burak Kabadayı. Burak Kabadayı would like to thank Pasaj in Tarlabaşı and Tak in Yeldeğirmeni and Graph Commons.

The recording compilation of the project will be broadcasted on Açık Radyo, a local radio channel in Turkey on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 18:00 local time..To listen to the broadcast please visit http://acikradyo.com.tr/ A Video with subtitles may be viewed from here.

Map of networks may be accessed here.
 
The documented work and sound mappings will also be showcased through the Liverpool Biennial’s website and social media platforms at the end of 2017. 
For more information about the Liverpool Biennial, please visit biennial.com
For more information about Protocinema, please visit protocinema.org

A special offsite project was created by the artist Burak Kabadayı under the Education Exchange Programme between the Istanbul Biennial and the Liverpool Biennial. Influenced by the conceptual frameworks of the 15th Istanbul Biennial: a good neighbour and Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you?, the project called From the Beginning has been developed in collaboration with Protocinema.