Nature and Archive

Işıl Eğrikavuk
Nature and Archive

Seminar/Workshop, English, 2 SWS, 2 ECTS
Tuesday, 16-18 h, weekly, starts 22.10.2019,
Hardenbergstr. 33, room 151

This course aims to bring UDK students from different departments together around the theme of archive and work towards building their own creative practice. The theme of the course focuses on the UDK nature archives itself: working together with the school’s archive, the students will have access to files, documents, manuscripts, graphics, posters, photographs, objects and drawings and work with these materials. Throughout the course the students will also receive guidance on how to use research as an artistic method and also will be given examples of other artists who work with research and archival practice.
Working with written, performative, audio and visual and material, the students will then produce their own artistic work in response to their findings from the archive, thus building a dialogue with the past and present. The final outcome will be presented in connection with the content of the research, thus also connecting research practice together with their artistic practice.

Requirements for the ungraded Studium Generale credit: regular and active participation, presentation.

Ausrichtung der Veranstaltung: interkulturell, kritisch
Kompetenz/Aktivität der Teilnehmenden: reflektieren/denken, aneignen

Işıl Eğrikavuk studied Western literature at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul) then went to The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with Koç Foundation scholarship for her MFA in Performance Art. She taught art and media at Istanbul Bilgi University between 2009-2017. She also wrote a weekly column, Güncel Sanat Kafası (High on Contemporary Art) at national newspaper Radikal for three years, where she commented on the intersection of daily news and contemporary art. Eğrikavuk is the co-winner of Turkey’s first contemporary art prize, Full Art Prize in 2012. She is also the first recipient of SPOT Production Fund’s artist grant. She has participated in numerous international exhibitions, residencies, and her work has been published in both local and international journals. She currently lives in Berlin and teaches at University oft he Arts (UdK) in the Communication Department.

Selected exhibitions and performances:
Pluto’s Kitchen, Block Universe, London (2017), Every Kind of Myth is Written With Care, Propaganda in 21st Century, Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich (2017), Time to Sing a New Song, YAMA, İstanbul (2016), Art of Disagreement, Salt Galata&Ulus, İstanbul& Ankara (2016-2015), Infamous Library, Solo Exhibition, Rampa Gallery, İstanbul (2014), 11th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah (2013), Reverse Corner, Solo exhibition, Egeran Gallery, Istanbul (2013), Change Will Be Terrific, Salt Istanbul (2012), Home Istanbul, Sao Paolo (2012), ISEA-10, Ruhr-Germany (2010), 11th Istanbul Biennial (2009), Endgame, South Korea (2009), The Interview, Solo exhibition, Boots Space St. Louis, USA (2008).