De­c­la­ra­tion of Sen­ti­ments/Gün (DOS/G)


Session Title:

  • Short:Circuit: Cross Border Communications in New Media Between US and Turkey

Presentation Title:

  • De­c­la­ra­tion of Sen­ti­ments/Gün (DOS/G)




  • Panel: Short:Circuit:  Cross Border Communications in New Media Between US and Turkey

    De­c­la­ra­tion of Sen­ti­ments/Gün in­ter­ro­gates cur­rent per­cep­tions of dig­i­tal cul­ture net­works as a new, tech­nol­ogy-based phe­nom­e­non, male dom­i­nated, and lo­cated ex­clu­sively in the West­ern do­main. The pro­ject con­sists of a se­ries of events tak­ing place and off line for nine months with a group of women artists, schol­ars and ac­tivists work­ing within Turkey and transna­tion­ally. The pro­ject ad­vances the con­tri­bu­tions of Turk­ish women to dig­i­tal cul­ture by way of con­nect­ing tra­di­tional women’s cul­ture, in this case in the form of the gün (the Turk­ish term for reg­u­lar and in­for­mal meet­ings gath­er­ing women friends for con­vivial and cre­ative pur­poses) with the work of women cur­rently using new tech­nolo­gies to ad­dress ques­tions of iden­tity, cul­tural and po­lit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion from a local (Turk­ish) and a global per­spec­tive.  The Gün is sched­uled to co­in­cide with ISEA and with the Is­tan­bul bi­en­nial this year. I will be pre­sent­ing on the re­sult­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion of De­c­la­ra­tion of Sen­ti­ments/Gün in the form of a lim­ited edi­tion art book and its par­al­lel open plat­form ver­sion on­line.