Kinetic

The variable grey tones are like a never-ending night and maybe the kinetic light represents the day in my abstract and minimalist animation work. As though, day stuck in the darkness of the night. This is a bit claustrophobic and also chaotic.

View loop video HD - 2013

2014 – Project Berlin Group Exhibition, Factory-Art Gallery, BERLIN.
2013 – “Abstract Currents: An Interactive Video Event”, Pop Rally, MOMA, NEW YORK.

The Game

Mardin is an ancient city of Mesopotamia Coombe and nearest to the border of Syria. The city is established above the hill and some border villages can be viewed from. The civil war in Syria has been effective economically as well as socially in southeastern Anatolia because of the affective commitment between the peoples. Maybe someday, the children will establish peaceful World who share the pain.

Video 02:55 min. HD - 2013

2019 - WOWretro, Addis 3rd. Video Art Festival, ADDIS ABABA
2019 - Group Exhibition, "Guerre e Paci", Oga Gallery, ROMA
2018 - Pugnant Film Series, "Fuck Narration", Chimeres.Space, ATHENS
2018 - The Quarantine Film Festival, WOW 17, "WOW Turkey Selection", VARNA
2018 - Digital Stories, "Shorts on seeking refuge", The Workshop, BERLIN
2018 - SAY by Body Art Festival, WOW 14, "WOW Turkey Selection", National University, Municipal Gallery, KHARKIV
2018 - Balkan Can Kino, "Paradoxal Landscapes", Communitizm, ATHENS
2018 - Time is Love 10 Screening Program, Addis 2nd. Video Art Festival, ADDIS ABABA
2017 - Near Nazareth Festival, Semi-Finalist, AFULA
2017 - Time is Love 10 Screening Program, Strangloscope International Audio Video / Film Festival, FLORIANOPOLIS
2017 - 1st International Film Festival, "the interpretation of Openess, Change & Conservation", ORANJEMUND
2017 - Time is Love 10 Screening Program, Hiedra, BUENOS AIRES
2017 - Time is Love 10 Screening Program,Gallery Mcube, LALITPUR
2017 – Ephesus International Video Art Program, Cukurova Art Days, ADANA and MERSIN.
2017 – Ephesus International Video Art Program, Grand Efes Art Days, IZMIR.
2017 - Time is Love 10 Screening Program, International Video Art Program, ArtSpace, TEL AVIV.
2017 - Tetova Film Festival, Communist Party Museum, TETOVA 
2017 - Time is Love 10 Screening Program, Sofia Underground - Performance Art Festival, SOFIA
2017 - The selection of Miden Video Art Festival, curated by Maria Bourika, VisualcontainerTV
2017 - Time is Love 10 Screening Program, FIVAC – International Video Art Festival, CAMAGÜEY
2017 - Time is Love 10 Screening Program,'Future Imperfect' multidisciplinary symposium, Plymouth University, PLYMOUTH
2017 - Time is Love 10 Screening Program, ArtSpace, TEL AVIV
2017 - Time is Love 10 Screening Program, ZKM, KARLSRUHE 
2016 – Ephesus International Video Art Program, Pera Museum, ISTANBUL.
2016 - Iran Contemporary Art Biennale, Abadan Museum of Contemporary Art, ABADAN
2016 – Miden Video Art Festival, KALAMATA
2016 – 6th. Under the Subway Video Art Night, NEW YORK, BERLIN, MADRID, VALENCIA, BUENOS AIRES
2016 – Paratissimo Skopje Art Fair, SKOPJE.
2015 – 10th. Streaming Festival, HAGUE.
2015 – "Meridiano Local" videoart event by FIVA , History Museum at MONTEVIDEO
2015 – Chrysalis Lens Exhibitition, Klaus Center for the Arts, San Pedro, LOS ANGELES
2015 – Festival Video Arte nodoCCS, Sala Mendoza, CARACAS
2015 – FIVA Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), SANTA FE
2015 – FILE - Electronic Language International Festival, SAO PAULO.
2015 – 16éme Traverse Vidéo , Festival de vidéos actuelles et contemporaines à TOULOUSE
2014 – FIVA Festival Internacional de Videoarte, BUENOS AIRES
2014 – 4th. Digital Marrakech International Festival, MARRAKECH
2014 – 7th. PROYECTOR International Videoart Festival, MADRID, Spain 2014 – 5th. Facade Video Festival, PLEVEN
2014 – Festival Oodaaq, Art Video & Images Nomades, RENNES, France 2014 – Fonland Festival, COIMBRA
2013 – 5th. Cairo Video Festival, CAIRO
2013 – DIFFUSA, Rassegna d’Arte Contemporanea, Piazza della Costituzione, Quiliano, SAVONA
2013 – MIA Video Screenings, The Armory Center for the Arts, PASADENA

Pose

The some of the visitors pose traditionally to camera in front of the beautiful landscape at the edge of a cliff and their humanly expressions are worth seeing. They are intimate with each other like destruction of their existence. I observed silently this event.

Finally, for the stronger message, they were stylized and isolated from the spatial reality in a digitally converted space where is intermittend between visual reality and virtual reality or life and death...

This video is dedicated to Roland Barthes.

View video 06:00 min. HD - 2011

2019 - The Group Exhibition, 'Existential Collection', Oga Gallery, ROMA
2017 – “Time and Space” exhibition, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum, GIMPO.
2016 - PLAY Semana de Videoarte, CORRIENTES
2014 – Project Berlin Group Exhibition, Factory-Art Gallery, BERLIN.
2014 – Special screening in the "Le Dessous Des Cartes", RENNES.
2013 – MIA Pop-Up Video Exhibition, Earth & Arts Festival, PASADENA. 
2013 – Festival Oodaaq, Art Video & Images Nomades, RENNES.
2013 – 16éme Traverse Vidéo , Festival de vidéos actuelles et contemporaines à TOULOUSE.
2012 - 14th. International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers, PATRAS.
2012 – FILE - Electronic Language International Festival, Art Gallery of SESI-SP, SAO PAULO.
2012 – Festival Internacional de la Imagen,VIII Media Art Monographic Showcase, MANIZALES.
2011 – The Madrid Festival of Contemporary Audio-Visual Arts (MADATAC 02), MADRID.

Facial Perception

The "Facial Perception" is an art of self-portrait that I recorded when I had an ischemic stroke, which resulted in a loss of my physical sensibility, particularly on my face. In some sense, it is a reactive enacment fictionalized out of my body in the state of unconsciousness. This deep psychological mood includes a vicious cycle that, at the same time, is a search for regaining one's physical identity in a chaotic situation. This case is expressed by uncertainty in perception and rhythmic motions.

Video 02:11 min.- 2010

Click HERE to read an interview about "Facial Perception"


2017 – "17 Days Video Art Exhibition", Atrium Art Gallery, Gwen Frostic School of Art, MICHIGAN.
2016 – "17 Days Video Art Exhibition", Mahoney Art Gallery, MASSACHUSETTS.
2016 - PLAY Semana de Videoarte, CORRIENTES
2015 – "17 Days Video Art Exhibition", The Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery, NEW YORK.
2013 – FIVAC, International Video Art Festival, CAMAGUEY.
2013 - "UTOPIE DISTRIBUÉE", Videoart Group Exhibition,Galerie White Project, PARIS.
2013 - 16éme Traverse Vidéo Festival, TOULOUSE.
2012 - VIDEOAKT International Videoart Biennial, Cervantes Institute, BERLIN.
2012 - FIVA Festival Internacional de VideoArte, BUENOS AIRES,
2012 - StreeTVideOart, Larcade Gallery, PARIS,
2012 - Im[m]agine - Objet d’art, SACS, QUILIANO.
2012 - Festival Internacional de Video Creación Close Up Vallarta, PUERTO VALLARTA.
2012 - Festival Internacional de la Imagen,VIII Media Art Monographic Showcase, MANIZALES.
2012 - Kraków SnapFilm Festiwal, KRAKOW.
2012 - Yara Winter Festival, The Ukrainian Institute & Yara’s Art Group, NEW YORK.
2011 - BIDEODROMO - Festival Internacional de Cine y Video Experimental, BILBAO.
2011 - VAD Festival Internacional de Video i Arts Digitals, GIRONA.
2011 – 13rd. International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers, PATRAS.
2011 - Façade Video Festival, PLOVDIV.
2011 - "Festival Aurau", One Minute Film Video Festival, AURAU.
2011 - VideoAKT International Videoart Biennial, LOOP, BARCELONA
2011 - 13rd. International Cultural Studies Symposium, Ege University, IZMIR.
2011 - FONLAND #07 Digital Arts Festival, COIMBRA
2011 - Terminal Third Annual Short Video Festival, CLARKSVILLE, TN
2010 - Alternative Film/Video Festival, BEOGRAD.
2010 - The Madrid Festival of Contemporary Audio-Visual Arts (MADATAC 02), MADRID.
2010 - “Festival do Minuto, (autobiography)” (cut version), SAO PAULO
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Direction

Humour and dramatic end to be directed by sense of being locked up inside.

View video 00:44 sec.- 2006

2011 - "Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques”, MARSEILLE.
2011 - BIDEODROMO - Festival Internacional de Cine y Video Experimental, BILBAO.
2011 - "Genç Karma Sergisi", Sanat Akmerkez'de 7 projesi, Tunca Sanat Galerisi, ISTANBUL
2011 - "Festival Aurau", One Minute Film Video Festival, AURAU
2011 - "Videoholica", International Video Art Festival, VARNA
2011 - "Arayüz-Galeri Sayı:1/Güncelle!", Hayaka Artı Çukucuma, ISTANBUL 
2011 - 13rd. International Cultural Studies Symposium, Ege University, IZMIR.
2010 - “Festival do Minuto, SAO PAULO.
2008 - VideoArt Days 2, Cyprus International University, LEFKOSA.
2007 - Melbourne Fringe Festival, "Digital Fringe", MELBOURNE
2007 - "Athens Videoart Festival" Technopolis, ATHENS.
2006 - "PI Performance & Intermedia Festival", PI Five, OFFICYNA, SZCZECIN.
2006 - “ODTÜ Video Meeting” ANKARA.
2006 - “3rd. Yıldız Short Film Festival” ISTANBUL.
2006 - [PAM] the Perpetual Art Machine screenings.

Distress in the City

Video 03:20 - 2005

2011 - BIDEODROMO - Festival Internacional de Cine y Video Experimental, BILBAO.
2009 - The 1st. International Roaming Biennial of Tehran "Urban Jealousy" Gallery Elektrika, BELGRADE.
2009 - AllArtNow 1st International Video Art Festival, DAMASCUS.
2008 - The 1st. International Roaming Biennial of Tehran "Urban Jealousy" Galerie Wallywoods, BERLIN.
2008 - Video Art Days 2, Cyprus International University, LEFKOSA.
2008 - The 1st. International Roaming Biennial of Tehran "Urban Jealousy" Hafriyat Karaköy, İSTANBUL.
2006 - "Third Circuits" ARTIST 16th. İstanbul Art Fair, Video-Art Program, Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları, İSTANBUL.
2006 - "PI Performance & Intermedia Festival", PI Five, OFFICYNA, SZCZECIN. 

2006 - “ODTÜ Video Meeting” ANKARA.
2006 - “3rd. Yıldız Short Film Festival” ISTANBUL.
2006 - [PAM] the Perpetual Art Machine screenings: Festival of new film and video, Belgrade; Art Basel Miami, Scope Miami, Scope London, the Split Film Festival, Name Festival, LILLE; Scope Hampton Art Fair, Scope New York Art Fair

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