Conference to explore Armenian, Turk films
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
A scene from Armenian film ‘Hello, it’s me!’ The event attempts to reread the socio-political and cultural paradigms of two geopolitically estranged contexts.Salt Galata will be hosting Sweet Confusion, a comparative project that explores Armenian and Turkish cinematography of the ‘60s in collaboration with AICA Armenia, Anadolu Kültür, International Armenian Cinema Center, Armenia Turkey Cinema Platform and tranzit.at. The conference attempts to reread the socio-political and cultural paradigms of two geopolitically estranged contexts, which, throughout the 1960s, were in the process of self-definition and positioned themselves by determining and shaping the “other” through the complex correlation of cultural and political systems.
Sweet Confusion, which is supported by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, USAID, Erste Stiftung and Allianz Kulturstiftung, was conceived in the framework of the international research project “Sweet 60s.” The project explores, through contemporary artistic and theoretical perspectives, the unknown, underestimated and hidden contexts and territories of the 1960s that were omitted from the meta-narrative of the “romantic revolutionary epoch.”
Some of the films will be screened again at Depo on May 20th. Simultaneous translation will be available.
Hrach Bayadyan, Keti Chukhrov, Zeynep Dadak, Siranush Dvoyan, Dimitris Eleftheriotis, Vigen Galtsyan, Ahmet Gürata, Nazareth Karoyan, Nadire Mater and Fatih Özgüven will be presenting during Sweet Confusion. The films that will be screened as part of the program include Barev, es em (Hello, it’s me!), Erankyun (Triangle), Menq enq, mer sarery (We and our mountains), Hayrik (Daddy), Vesikalı Yarim (My Prostitute Love) and Bir Gecelik Gelin (One Night Bride).