The Holiday Transit To Turkey And The Tales Of The Highway September 2016 – April 2017
SILA YOLU focuses on the highway route between Western Europe and Turkey which has been mostly used by Turkish immigrants since the 1960s. This is the same route which is famous these days as the Western Balkan route and is crossed by refugees in the opposite direction, toward Europe. We are interested not only in the physical space between the two places, but also in the emotional space in which concepts of culture, identity and community rapidly interchange. The outcome of the on-site and archival research will be presented in a mobile audio-visual installation/exhibition which will be shown in Berlin and Istanbul. In the parallel program we build on the subject with screenings and talks. A book with selected texts, interviews and pictures has also been published and can be ordered at bi’bak.