06. Okt 2018

Visual Contentions in Contemporary Turkish Politics


2018 Emotional States

Künstler_in: Ragip Zik (FU Berlin)

Uhrzeit: 17:00 – 19:00h

Kurator_in: Nada Schroer

Political con­ten­ti­ons influ­ence visu­al sphe­re, as much as the visu­als help mobi­li­ze public affec­ts. 2013’s Gezi Movement was home to several crea­ti­ve examp­les of visu­al activism that were instru­men­tal for chal­len­ging the exis­ting under­stan­dings of dis­sent in Turkey. Much of this activism also found its way online through soci­al media plat­forms, blogs, and archi­ves. On the other hand, sin­ce a mili­ta­ry coup attempt have hit the coun­try in 2016, a cer­tain anger and com­mit­ment to vin­di­ca­ti­on seem to have been expan­ding and taking over the visu­al pro­duc­tion and dis­se­mi­na­ti­on online. This talk invi­tes to take a look at the poli­ti­cal image­ries of two mobi­li­za­ti­ons and con­ten­ti­ons across them.

M. RagńĪp ZńĪk is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the Freie Universit√§t Berlin, working on con¬≠tem¬≠pora¬≠ry visu¬≠al prac¬≠tices in poli¬≠ti¬≠cal strugg¬≠le. His pro¬≠ject draws upon con¬≠cepts of collec¬≠tive iden¬≠ti¬≠ty, ico¬≠no¬≠gra¬≠phy, and affect. RagńĪp has pre¬≠vious¬≠ly rese¬≠ar¬≠ched on artis¬≠tic prac¬≠tices, collec¬≠tive memo¬≠ry, and resis¬≠tan¬≠ce cul¬≠tures. Before joi¬≠ning to aca¬≠de¬≠mia, he run several years of com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty-buil¬≠ding pro¬≠jec¬≠ts in the Euro-Mediterranean area and Caucasus. He is cur¬≠r¬≠ent¬≠ly a board mem¬≠ber of International Sociological Association‚Äôs Visual Sociology Research Committee.

2018 Emotional States