“This video is a fruit of my ongoing inquiry into the feelings of home. Long before filming commenced, I nourished my interest in the theme, picking up and holding people’s personal stories. I received one story on the 22nd of February from someone whose home was turned upside down in the following few days.
Half a year later I listened again and understood that despite never referencing the calamitous political events that ensued, the story was always responding to the history and connecting it to the present. This story narrates and underlies the video.”
This work shows the observation, reflection and actions of the author, who left Russia after the beginning of its invasion of Ukraine and traveled around Eastern Europe and Turkey in search of temporary housing.
Helikon Contemporary Art Association congratulates Mariam Lomadze (Georgia), Bamfo Frederick (Ghana), Nikita Sukhov (Russia), Feby Saiid Fahmy Andraws (Eygpt), Ikuru Kuwajima (Japan), Soheila Bahadormanesh (Iran), Anna Martynenko (Ukraine), Karolina Pielak (Poland), Maya Simkin (USA), Karina Scherbekova (Russia), Vlada Shtromberger (Russia), Niyal Alizada (Azerbaijan), Doğa Karaalp (Turkey) as participants of 13th International Art Residency ‘Rebellion’ 2022.
In accordance with a general meeting held at Helikon Art Center on the 19th of March 2022, Alp Aslan was elected as the president and Orhan Özçalık was elected as vice-president. Other elected board members and posts are the following:
Board members: Aslıhan Kocabal, Ülke Evrim Uysal, Özgen Hindistan
Audit commission: Hacer Filiz Orhan, Taner Demirdağ, Oğuz Kuzucu