SCREENING PROGRAM:
ALPHABETS

SALT BEYOĞLU

APRIL 14, 2015 17.30

Still from the video <i>Alphabets (Karamanlidika)</i>, 2012 2012 tarihli <i>Alfabeler (Karamanlıca)</i> videosundan bir kare
Still from the video Alphabets (Karamanlidika), 2012

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema



Video works Alphabets (Karamanlidika) and Alphabets (Armeno-Turkish) by Dilek Winchester complement the artist’s installation On Reading and Writing (2007), which is currently on view in the exhibition A Century of Centuries at SALT Beyoglu.

Alphabets (Karamanlidika) (2012)
29 minutes
Turkish; English subtitles

The artist interviews Stefo Benlisoy and Şehnaz Şişmanoğlu about the Turkish speaking Anatolian Orthodox communities of the 19th century Ottoman Empire, the books in Turkish written with the Greek alphabet, the writer and the journalist Evangelinos Misailidis (1820-1890), the making of the literary canon, and educational practices in the multicultural climate of the Empire.

Alphabets (Armeno-Turkish) (2012)
45 minutes
Turkish; English subtitles

The artist interviews Boghos Levon Zekiyan, Mehmet Fatih Uslu, Murat Cankara, Püzant Akbaş and Rober Koptaş about the history and the symbolic value of the Armenian alphabet, the books written in Turkish with the Armenian alphabet, the multilingual subject of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century, and the building of a literary canon.


This program is organized in the context of the exhibition A Century of Centuries.
Following the program, A dialogue between two islands, a conversation by Hera Büyüktaşıyan and Dilek Winchester will take place at 19.00 in the Walk-in Cinema at SALT Beyoğlu.
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