December: "Consumerism in Christmas"

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edagecikmez
2010~istanbul


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"NORMAL DAY"

YOKOHAMA / 2010 DECEMBER
I just started to live in an old house with a friend of mine. The house is where my grandparent lived before. They now live in a nursing home and the house has been avandoned. I made a bouquet from the flowers in the garden, as a christmas gift for my grandparent.

Mari Ishiwata

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By Francis

Oslo
2010//2011


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Susanne
2010
Gran Canaria -postcards for home



November: "Something I do every day"


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21.11.2010

-daily guess I-



looking

at

the

same

book

everyday

has

many

emotions

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istanbul~2010

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Click on the images to enlage

Compost

Be in my Studio


Chasing my cat (La niña)



Read the history of my Grandfather to my cat (Manchita)

And...

Something I do everyday... from Irene León on Vimeo.

By Irene León

Canary Islands // 2010


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19.11.2010


-daily guess I-



looking

at

the

same

screen

everyday

has

many

emotions

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istanbul~2010


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...every day...


Time goes slow
Time goes fast
The same thing
One day goes slow
One day goes fast

But in the end
it ends up in the same place


Something I do every day... from FRANCIS SIEGRIST on Vimeo.


Video Sketch

Francis
// Oslo//
2010




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I AM THINKING EVERYDAY, SUCH SERIOUSLY.
毎日たいへん真剣に考えている。

MARI ISHIWATA - イシワタマリ

Yokohama, Japan / 2010


October: VIEW of/over...

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View over... the first snow
It snowed in Oslo form the night of
the 21th to the 22nd of October.



video

Snow II

Videos without edition...sorry!



By Francis
Oslo // 2010


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View of Men
By Mari Ishiwata

Osaka Japan // 2010

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view of autumn





2010~istanbul


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View of... from Irene León on Vimeo.

"View of an event in two parts"

By Irene León

Canary Islands//2010




September: Bitter

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Materials: Spinach leafs, eggplant, cabbage, unsweeted cacao powder, coffee powder, zucchini, jasmin tea balls, green olives, lined grapefruit.

"Bitter taste is composed of Air and Ether and is light, cooling, and dry by nature. It is found in green leafy vegetables (such as spinach, kale, and green cabbage), other vegetables (including zucchini and eggplant), herbs and spices (like turmeric, fenugreek, and dandelion root), coffee, tea, unsweetened chocolate, and certain fruits (such as grapefruits, olives, and bitter melon). While Bitter taste is often not appealing alone, it stimulates the appetite and helps bring out the flavor of the other tastes. Bitter taste is a powerful detoxifying agent, and has antibiotic, anti-parasitic, and antiseptic qualities. It is also helpful in reducing weight, water retention, skin rashes, fever, burning sensations and nausea".



By Francis

Oslo // 2010


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Bitter & sweet reality

2010 Yokohama Japan
Mari Ishiwata

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Bitter art fight!!!
Gran news from Istanbul art life:


"
PRESS RELEASE FOR THE ATTACKS ON TOPHANE ART GALLERIES IN ISTANBUL

In an organized attack on art galleries in the Tophane neighbourhood of Istanbul, guests attending exhibition openings were physically assaulted in a lynch attempt by a gang of 40-50 people. The audience subjected to this atmosphere of total terror featured artists, academicians, students, writers, local and international journalists and cultural attaches from consulates. The attackers used knives, batons, broken bottles and pepper spray. The injured include Polish, Dutch, German and English guests. We have witnessed for a time now the actions of a certain group to disrupt the openings, exhibitions and events of art galleries in Tophane and to create an atmosphere of intimidation. Galleries, artists and guests have been harassed and threatened numerous times. We know that these actions are carried out by a group organized via certain web sites and around certain localities in the neighbourhood. We have always had a strong bond of communication with all our neighbours, with children, parents and other commercial enterprises in the neighbourhood, and carried out community projects. We believe we are a part of the cultural and social scene in Tophane. These organized attacks cannot be attributed to the Tophane community. These assailants constitute a serious threat to the security of our neighbourhood. This organized attack in the centre of Istanbul, a cultural capital, is in no manner acceptable. This attack spells a clear and genuine warning to all art institutions. A serious investigation into the organizers and perpetrators of this attack is necessary for the safety of our neighbourhood and city. Participants in protests against the IMF had previously been attacked in a similar manner in what can only be described as a lynching attempt. However, this attack remained uninvestigated, providing an instance of encouragement for the groups carrying out such violent attacks. We believe these attacks can be prevented if the governor’s office, the police forces and political parties treat this incident with appropriate sensitivity. Failing that, such incidents will take on more perilous proportions and form a grave threat for the social and cultural life of our city.

Tophane galleries, artists and art audience


Tophane galleries"






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Bitter & Ephemeral existence
(sketchy)
2010 Irene León
Canary Islands

July - August: Sun

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"sun of my weekend"



2010~tekirdağ


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... un rayo de sol oh oh oh...
(... a sunshine oh oh oh...)

Enjoying the norwegian summer weather!!



Sunshine over the Oslofjord
(view from my job!)



Flowers + sun outside my door


ketchup & mustard sun on my feet standing out in the grass
(finnaly found a good use for these two sauces!!)


by Francis


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"color of sun, tasete of sun"


"hinomaru(=circle of the sun)" : the flag of the nation where I was born and grew up

"hinomaru bento(=lunch box of hinomaru)" : the typical food of where I was born and grew up



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"sun of my window"



2010~istanbul





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"Eating the summer sun"






By Irene



June: Neighbors

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"NEIGHBORHOOD"
Mari Ishiwata in Tokyo, Shinjuku

NEIGHBORHOOD from ISHIWATAMARICHANNEL on Vimeo.


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París Stories...

Click to enlage the images
By Irene*


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"Sorry, do you know if there is a girl called Franzisca Siegrist living here?"
Looking for myself in my building...

Untitled from FRANCIS SIEGRIST on Vimeo.


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when I heard about the word "neighbor",
it makes me remember many proverbs...







edagecikmez
2010~istanbul

Who are we?

We are 6 girls, 6 friends, 6 young artists that lives in 6 different locations around the world. Every month we come together in a symbolic way: a monthly theme on which we work, and is developed by each freely.




Susanne Irene Fjørtoft
Current location: Bergen, Norway





Irene León
Current location: Gran Canaria, Spain.







Francis Siegrist
Current location: Oslo, Norway.






Claudia Asensi
Current location: Bilbao, Spain.








Eda Gecikmez
Current location: Istanbul, Turkey.






Mari Ishiwata
Current location: Tokyo, Japan.

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Seasonal Guest Maruchis:



2011 Autumn Maruchi:


Taiye Idahor
Current location: Lagos, Nigeria




2011 Summer Maruchi:

Loleilola
Current location: Madrid, Spain

May // Mayo: Break // Romper

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...the video will be uploaded soon...



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...he used to talk to me about his problems at home,
but he didn´t realize what he was doing with my eardrum...

(Click on the image to enlage)
By Irene


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"Rompiendo el leguaje cotidiano"

"Breaking the everyday language"

Mmm lvto

Vyya mr-mr y mpng ls lntillsss

Bb-ooo nvso dgua y-y desa-y-uno

Mmmmmmm visto y no visto

Ecndo l-the rdnadrrr-h-h-hgo tras

Voy - voy ac-mprr agua y papel

(water and paper)

Frie-frie(go) npc dlsss-a

Hbl – l –l with mprja-lll

Env crrrs - lctrnnnnncs

Pre – pre - paro mscssss

Cjabic, vyl fcltd - a - n ttría

Hablo (I talk)

cnm

ttrcrrgms – gms –gms - gms vrstxts

Vy yv vy yv vy

a cmr, m ncntrcn N

Viv viv vis a la ltmls dprfrmnc dlño

Re errr re errr grs csn bcg bcg bcg

Cmn ygr?

hbloon mprja

Empzo scrbrr – r - r...


By Francis


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Romper / Break / 壊す


MARIISHIWATA of MARIISHIWATA
from
ISHIWATAMARICHANNEL on Vimeo.




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istanbul ~2010

edagecikmez



"Norwegian women spend three times as many hours on housework than men do."