How do we see our own city and how is it perceived by tourists? What are the most important places for us as natives, that we particularly love and without which we couldn't imagine our city? But where do tourists want to shoot their photos proving "I was here"? What do the sights of our city really mean for us, which are listed as “The 100 places you must see”, and which we almost never notice in daily life?
In our workshop, we deal with depictions of cities (as consumer goods) and critically discuss the touristic gaze. We talk about places in our city and how we see and experience them. Then together we build our transcultural, giant city map of cardboard. This hybrid urban landscape grows larger with every workshop and every group of participants. Using cardboard, adhesive tapes, scissors, cutters and rulers and also flashlights and various light elements, the city architecture becomes vivid and dazzling. The meandering city silhouette forms into three rooms and serves as a background for the interactive game Klangstraße.
A project by bi’bak in cooperation with Goethe Institute Ankara.
In the frame of SOE Camp Izmir in Izmir Resim ve Heykel Müzesi.
Malve Lippmann studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and at the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts (MA). She worked as a freelance stagedesigner and artist. Since 2010 she has also been active as a cultural manager in various cultural and community projects. She is co-founder and artistic director of bi'bak and Sinema Transtopia.
Can Sungu studied film and visual communication design in Istanbul and at the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts. He has given workshops and seminars in the field of film and published texts on film and migration. As an artist, he participated in numerous exhibitions, including at MMSU Rijeka, Künstlerhaus Vienna and REDCAT Los Angeles. He is co-founder and artistic director of bi‘bak.