audiovisual performance in collaboration with Ceren Oykut (live drawing) in babylon club, istanbul, (Tr). I was invited to play at the ctrl_alt_del soundart festival by Başak Senova, a curator whom I met doing the exhibition design of ‘rejection episodes’. I went for a minimal approach with a contact mike, a DD3-pedal and some live synthesis/loops on my laptop.
ctrl_alt_del was the first sound art festival realized in Turkey, in September 2003. It was a collaboration between NOMAD, Marres, Hedah, and Istanbul Technical University Center for Advanced Musical Studies (MIAM). All through the month of September 2003, several events were realized in two cities, Istanbul and Maastricht: (i) an introductory presentation, a CD launch, performances by two artists from the Netherlands and Turkey in Marres (Maastricht); (ii) a panel and workshop series at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture and MIAM; (iii) a series of performances in Babylon, Istanbul during the opening of the 8th International Istanbul Biennial; (iv) a panel, and performance series at Marres; (v) an exhibition at Marres; (vi) an audio CD which was distributed in Europe through Lowlands, and the international distribution of the CD-ROM was carried out by NOMAD. ctrl_alt_del aimed at introducing Turkey to sound-art via sound-art’s pioneering names, together with panels and workshops. More then 30 people from 16 different countries contributed to the project in 2003.
on 04.12.2007 ctrl_alt_del sound art project continued with the Concert and Performance night, which featured Ruben Nachtergaele of Kapotski (BE) together with Ceren Oykut of Anabala (TR), Boris Hug (FR), Erdem Helvacioglu (TR), and Davide Swarup (IT) along with Reuben De Latour (NZ/TR) and Elif Izbirak (TR) DJ sets.