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Location: Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Art Gallery, Bilkent University, Ankara
Curator: Andreas Treske
Participating artists: Perry Bard, Caterina Davinio, Dan Oki, Xurban


Perry Bard
Perry Bard has exhibited video and installations internationally. She has created site specific public video installations for the Staten Island Ferry Terminal Building in New York and for Market Square in Middlesbrough UK. Public works about the U.S. intervention in Iraq include a mobile billboard, magazine ads and coffee cup sleeves all featuring artifacts missing from the Baghdad Museum. Her work is featured in Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age by Margot Lovejoy, and has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, Lapiz, Springerin, The New Art Examiner.

‘Man With a Movie Camera: The Global Remake’ is a participatory video shot by people around the world who are invited to record images interpreting the original script of Vertov’s Man With A Movie Camera and upload them to this site. Software developed specifically for this project archives, sequences and streams the submissions as a film. Anyone can upload footage. When the work streams your contribution becomes part of a worldwide montage, in Vertov’s terms the “decoding of life as it is”.

Caterina Davinio
Caterina Davinio is computer artist, writer, curator. During the 90s she organized festivals and meetings in many Italian cities, creating a bridge between experimental poetry and the circuit of electronic art. She was one of the pioneer poets who realized computer animated poetry in Italy, experimenting in this field since1990. Among her publications: the book essay Techno-Poetry and Virtual Realities, Mantova 2002, texts in catalogues, poems and computer poems in reviews and anthologies, a novel (Còlor còlor, 1998). Featured in thousands of web pages and sites, among them “NY Art Magazine”, “Rhizome” (NY), Venice Biennial (I), Athens Biennial, and in art and literature experimental reviews (paper and software): “BoXon” (F), “Doc(K)s” (F), “Art on Line” (Brazil), “JavaMuseum” (D), “Generatorpress12″ (Clev. OH. USA), many others.

Dan Oki
Dan Oki (Slobodan Jokić, 1965, Zadar , Croatia) is Croatian/Dutch visual artist and a filmmaker. In his work he works with mediums of film and video, installation, computer art, web and performance. 
His first exhibitions and experimental films were realized from 1986 till 1990 in Zagreb. From 1991 to 1993 he studies at the audiovisual department (prof. Frans Zwartjes) at De Vrije Academie in Den Haag. In 1996 he got the Master degree of autonomous arts at the advanced studies at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem / the Netherlands. From 1997 till 1998 he attends postgraduate courses of film directing and screenplay writing at the Maurits Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam. From 1998 Dan Oki has been teaching video and computer art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Split and has been guest lecturer at various Institutes and Art Academies in Europe. His works have been shown in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. He lives in Amsterdam and Split.

Xurban is an international art collective founded in 2000. Xurban_collective has members located in Izmir, Istanbul, Linz and New York City. Core members of the group are Guven Incirlioglu and Hakan Topal, whose transatlantic collaborations take the form of media projects and installations. Its mission is to instigate the questioning, examination, and discussion of contemporary politics, theory, and ideology, utilizing documentary photography, video, and text. Xurban_collective focuses specifically on areas of regional conflicts, military spatial confinement, urban segregation and “neo-liberal” exclusion strategies.