Visualizing Individuality

21 Eki 2017 - 11 Kas 2017
10:00 – 17:00

Program Scope and Target

Visualizing our individuality, as a means of better approaching/forming/interpreting certain social behaviors. Experimentation on daily human behavior, with reference to private as well as to social environment, as an anthropocentric study on human tendency to expand dwelling’s boundaries beyond a home-scale limited space. Simple, repetitive actions/activities, subconsciously done by ourselves, on daily basis, in private as well as in public environment, may lead individuality to certain, commonbased, social behavior, when been exposed/gathered together, to public view.

Proposed program focuses on defining our available "active/-ing" space – that is a specific city topography people are more accustomed with -, then expanding our expressive means, according to variable stimuli, we receive on daily basis from the particular city and its people.

Who can Participate

Candidate participants, although may come from different fields of interest, are at the same time citizens of a specific country and live under the specific cultural, political, social, economic conditions.

Participants may be related to studies of art & cultural management, cultural management, management of performing art, or advertising within the Faculty of Communication. Also to studies of architecture within the Faculty of Architecture, or studies of international relations, psychology, sociology within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Program Content

With content’s reference to “A HISTORY OF PRIVATE LIFE”, by Philippe Aries and Georges Duby, as well as to “The History of Sexuality: An Introduction”, by Michel Foucault, we experiment on different means of visualizing our own private life’s scenarios, based on simple body moves/gestures, while trying to organize one day during a week, in view of fulfilling certain individual’s needs. Via practicing different means of self-expression (sketches, sculptures, photos, stop motion videos, mixed techniques, collages, performance art or installations in situ) we bring to the fore a visual illustration of our own undictated code of behavior. Participants related to Departments of Visual or Applied Arts are asked to make a time-linear record of their personal “itineraries”, as been followed on certain sites, any day of the week. Everyday objects they use for their daily needs may be collected and be part of their self-portrait scenarios.

Instructor: Yorgos Kevrekidis, Visual Artist (GR) – Civil Engineer / MSc.

Program Date: 21 October - 11 November 2017

1st week: 3 hours 10:00 – 13:00 (Lecture +questionnaire), 2nd week 10:00- 17:00 5 hours (lecture+workshop), 3rd week 10:00- 17:00  5 hours (lecture+workshop), 4rth week: 2hours 10:00 – 12:00 (projects presentation).

Duration: 4 weeks, 15 hours

Fee: 1.000TL (Incl. VAT)

*3 installments offered vor payments by credit card

*Istanbul Bilgi Universiıty students can enroll with 20% fee discount

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Place: Istanbul Bilgi University santralistanbul Campus

Detailed Information

Yorgos Kevrekidis


0 (212) 311 7171

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