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Video, 15.30 min.
In a room laid out with colorful rugs, men sing narratives from the oral tradition of the Kurds. As the camera zooms out, the viewer initially assumes that the group has met in a traditional wooden house in the mountains. But the log cabin is on the roof of a modern building complex in the center of the Turkish city of Diyarbakir.
This piece was Altınderes contribution to the Documenta 12 in Kassel in the year 2007.
© Still: Courtesy Halil Altındere
& Pilot Gallery, Istanbul
Provocatively Altındere uses symbolism and language of the system that he criticizes, be it that of his home country or the global art circuit. Until 22 March 2015, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany.