Plugin 2015

Dedicated to showcasing artworks within the interaction of science, technology, politics and art, Plugin New Media Section of Contemporary Istanbul is now in its 3rd year, running between November 12th and November 15th, 2015 at the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC) under a curatorial theme: X-CHANGE.

This year, the main structure and curatorial process of Plugin New Media Section is updated by considering the technical function of "plugin” as a fundamental layer. In digital cultures, plugin is basically described as a module, which interacts with one another to support and update a file format or a device by supplementing it with a specific function. By making a supplement to the existing format of a contemporary art fair, this year galleries,  independent artists, architecture and design studios, maker spaces, game labs, digital art collectives and project spaces propose multiple ways of X-CHANGE in Plugin.

Focusing on three sub-themes, Material, Technology and Media, X-CHANGE is dealing with mutational transformation processes and operations. With the aim of researching, revealing and reusing the concealed facts  and materials embedded and distributed within the petro-political spaces of contemporary capitalist societies, organic/inorganic bodies, emerging life forms of human-nature-machine interaction and alternative media compositions of light and sound create various possibilities of X-CHANGE in our perception and affection. Since mutation tranforms, damages and destroys knowledge/power within the cloning operation and process, today, it is critical to explore how mutant life forms survive randomly and inefficiently. The works in Plugin are interested in these mutational processes and operations, and they document their experimental research and creative interventions. Hence, this kind of X-CHANGE emerges as a contemporary art practice.



# Plugin Talks 


Place: Plugin Lounge

Date: 13th-14th-15th November 2015

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm 

This year Plugin New media Section has a great talk program, which is linked with X-CHANGE theme. Plugin Talks are based on short conversations and chats among researchers, scientists, architects, designers, artists and visitors about a certain topic in an informal forum format. The speakers will present the best practices of their interests with regards to the emerging new media artworks and research. 

Plugin Talks will be in Turkish and there will not be simultaneous translation. 

The program can be viewed here.

Organizers

Bubi Sanat/Bilim/Doğa Derneği

Elif Demirci

Burcu Çarıkçıoğlu


# Plugin Workshops


Plugin Workshops is an extension of the curatorial theme of Plugin 2015: "X-CHANGE.” The workshops are designed for young people between the ages of 7 and 13, who are interested in science, art, and technology. The aim of the workshops is to develop the skills of young generation via digital culture using collaborative team work, interaction, do it yourself approach and exchange. Plugin Workshops create a new space for the participants in making creative interventions by utilizing electronic and artistic skills.

You can find more information about the workshops here.

Plugin Workshops is a mutual project with Beşiktaş Municipality. 

Organizers: Maker Education Act and SPOTTER Kids.


# Plugin Walks 


Meeting Point: Plugin Lounge
Duration: 45 min

Creative Çukurcuma’s second meeting of interactive art explorations will take place at Plugin. Discovering this year’s theme ‘X-CHANGE,’ participants will get a chance to discover galleries, independent artists, architecture and design studios, makerspaces, digital arts collectives, game laboratories, networks, art departments of research universities through games and exchanges of ideas, and to have conversations with artists and designers. Meeting will provide them with a platform for mutual exchange of knowledge aiming the "X-CHANGE” between the artworks at Plugin and the participants. It will end with an evaluation of the overall experience at Plugin Lounge.

Organizers: Creative Çukurcuma (Mine Kaplangı & Naz Cuguoğlu), Çisem Asya Albaş, Oğulcan Haşlaman, Cansu Şimşek

Program:

12th November Thursday – 4.00 pm – (TR)

13th November Friday – 4.00 pm – (TR)

14th November Saturday – 2.00 pm – (TR)

15th November Sunday – 1.00 pm – (ENG) & 4.00 pm – (TR)

* The tour is limited to 25 people, you can make a reservation for the tour that you want to join which is specified the day and time by sending an e-mail to creativecukurcuma@gmail.com. All tours are free.

Plugin Artworks'15

Galeri Zilberman
Begüm Yamanlar
Island
Video Installation
7’ 21’’
2015

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Can Büyükberber
Sound Design: Ah!Kosmos
‘e:merge v.02’
Anaglyph 3d Audiovisual Piece
8,5 min
2015
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Prizma
Lara Kamhi, Eli Kasavi
Moving Images
Video Installation
2015
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Bahçeşehir University Game Lab (BUG)
Arda Çevik, Allen Ohan Dülgar, Tuna Pamir, Çağdaş Yıldırım
The Other Portrait
Game design
2015
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Borusan Contemporary
Ivan Navarro
Shortcuts
Installation of three doors: Neon light, aluminium doors, mirror,
one way mirror electric energy
218,5 x 406 x 11,5 cm
2005
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Umut Gonca
Line
Kinetic Sculpture, Project Mapping, Music Video
20 x 25 x 47 cm
2013
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Pi Slices
Philip Intile
Horizon
GIF
2015
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Pi Slices
Philip Intile
Twisting Cylinders
GIF
2015
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Onur Sönmez
Franz
Custom hardware and software
80 x 60 x 60 cm
2015
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NOHLab
Arium
Audiovisual Installation
150 x 150 x 70 cm
2015
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Nihat Karataşlı
Mneumonic
EEG-Based Interactive Light and Video Installation
2015
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Erdal İnci
Berlin Wall
Animation + 3D Print
50 x 50 x 50 cm
2015
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Deniz Derbent, Ufuk Barış Mutlu
Phenakistoscope: Istanbul
Designed & Manufactured Physical Object
35 x 35 x 7 cm
2015
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Buşra Tunç
The Codes of Light
Installation
Variable Dimensions
2015
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Bager Akbay
The Pitiful Story of Deniz Yılmaz
Software, Installation
2015
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Ayşe Gül Süter, Joseph Alan DeGiorgis
Life Under Scope
Live Imaging, Videography
2015
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Vesselroom Project
Anita Ackermann
3/3 silver sphere + earth
Light sculpture / stainless steel, polystyrene, stone
2015
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İTÜ
Refik Safa Çolakoğlu
Pantone
Video
1280 x 720
10 min 2 sec
2015

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İskele47
Zeynep Nal
The Mime
Image Processing, Visual Coding
32 inch screen
2013
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Epitome {collaborative network}
Cemal Koray Bingöl, Deniz Tümerdem, Metin Şahin, Osman Koç, Gamze Gündüz
Urban-Organic
Mixed Medium Kinetic Interactive Sculpture, Fine-Art Print
2013
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DECOL Coop.
Ahmet S. Kaplan, Mert Uzbaşlı, Hazal Döleneken
DE:Fusion
Interactive Light Installation
200 x 90 cm
2015
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Galeri Zilberman
Selçuk Artut
Forever Real
Kinetic Multimedia Installation
150 x 150 x 150 cm
Duration Variable
2015
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DAM Gallery
Casey Reas
Today's Ideology
Code, Digital Images, Computer, Screen
Variable Size
2015
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LICHT FELD Gallery
MARCK
Danger | Artist at work
Led Screen, Metal, Water
180 x 47 x 20cm
2015
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LOOP Barcelona
Shahar Marcus
Seeds
HD, One Channel Video
5 min 3 sec
2012
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PearlLam Galleries
Morgan Wong
Plus-Minus-Zero
Video, HD, Color, Stereo
3 min
2010
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Australia China Art Foundation
Miao Xiaochun
Restart (2008-10)
3D Animation video
14 min 22 sec

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Lajevardi Foundation
Mo H. Zareei
machine brut(e)
Video Documentation of Mechatronic Sound Sculpture Series
7 min 33 sec
2014
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ATÖLYE İstanbul
Bilge Nur Saltık, Nesile Yalçın, Gerçek Karakuş, Neslihan Akman
Amplify
Glass Installation
70 x 300 cm
2015
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BLOK art space
Michael Fischer
Flimmern
Motion-Picture-Sculpture
Loop
100 x 100 cm
2014
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Galleries

Participants

Ayşe Gül Süter, Joseph Alan DeGiorgis

Bager Akbay

Buşra Tunç

Can Büyükberber

Deniz Derbent, Ufuk Barış Mutlu

Erdal İnci

Nihat Karataşlı

NOHLab

Onur Sönmez

Pi Slices

Umut Gonca