[spectre] New podcast: Merve Elveren talks about research practices in politically turbulent situations
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Mon Mar 6 13:32:55 CET 2017
*New podcast: **SON[I]A *#234. Merve Elveren
Merve Elveren talks about the artistic and archival research at SALT
(Turkey) <http://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/merve-elveren-salt/capsula> and
about research practices in politically turbulent situations, about the
archiving paralysis of the eighties, the floundering promises of
neoliberalism and the possibilities of reactivating past stories of
responsibility and resistance in the present.
Describing itself as a research institute rather than an art centre or a
museum, SALT explores critical accounts of Turkey's recent history,
compiling all of its activities in open access files. SALT team members
cyclically rotate through all roles, from documentation to transport, and
authorship becomes blurred. Projects that Merve Elveren has participated
in, such as 'How did we get here?' (2015), 'Scared of Murals' (2013), and
'A Promised Exhibition' (2013) reveal ruptures and continuities in the
recent past, allowing us to reconstruct the decades of the seventies and
eighties, marked by the implementation of neoliberal policies, the vitality
of civil society, the withdrawal of artists, and military violence.
Merve Elveren talks about research practices in politically turbulent
situations, about the archiving paralysis of the eighties, the floundering
promises of neoliberalism and the possibilities of reactivating past
stories of responsibility and resistance in the present.
*03:10* SALT is a research institution
*05:10* The eighties in Turkey: how did we get there
*08:28* The alternatives and new methods
*13:49* "Scared of murals"
*16:13* The seventies were quite political
*22:04* Artists in The Monastery: an old building taken over by the artists
*23:20* Other cracks in the system: a free university, women festivals,
magazines, popular culture...
*29:39* Turkey, today
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