Screening: Alphabets

Salt Ulus

October 29, 2015 19.00

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
Video works Alphabets (Karamanlidika) and Alphabets (Armeno-Turkish) by Dilek Winchester will be screened at SALT Ulus as part of Long Thursday, October 29.

The exhibition A Century of Centuries, including the artist’s installation On Reading and Writing (2007), is on view at SALT Ulus until November 7.

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.