“Life in the UK / Balance of Probabilities”
Sunday 2 October, 12 noon
Osman Bozkurt, Untitled# 0122L, 2008
Join us at 12 noon on Sunday 2 October when artists Didem Özbek and Osman Bozkurt of PiST/// and curator Lora Sarıaslan will discuss the project Life in the UK / Balance of Probabilities for Asia Triennial Manchester as well as their wider practices.
Life in the UK / Balance of Probabilities is a debut UK commission by Istanbul based artists Özbek & Bozkurt. As the only artists to participate in the Triennial from Turkey, this project focuses on the issue of freedom of travel exploring one of the most salient issues of our time; the movement of people from one place to other parts of the world, whether for leisure or immigration.
For this ambitious multi artform project, PiST/// are transforming Castlefield Gallery into a temporary VISA Application Centre using the exterior and interior of the gallery as a mechanism to explore real stories fused with history and fiction. Examining the growth of the VISA industry in Istanbul as its starting point, the project combines the theatrical and participatory with installation and film, will explore the radical impact that migration has had on demography, identity politics, global economic changes, community and belonging.
For more information go to http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk
FREE / BOOKING REQUIRED
To book please call Castlefield Gallery on 0161 832 8034 or go to http://bozkurtandsariaslan-eorg.eventbrite.com/