Monday, 14 May 2012

Glassboating The Bosporus

Sculptural Performance
19.05.2012, 19:00 (Opening /Vernissage)
Kadıköy "Karaköy ve Eminönü İskelesi" 1st Floor, Terrace

In early summer 2012 seven floating Glass objects will cross the Bosporus at Istanbul from Asia to Europe. Filled with brand new goods from Asia, Far East, they will be tugged on water by a small fishing boat aiming at the European shore.

Goods will be mass-produced items from East-Asian regions like China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Hong Kong, cheap consumables of very short value in daily life.
While large-scale import is normally being performed in sealed containers on huge ships, ”Glassboating the Bosporus” is an attempt towards the visibility of social and ecological matters, raising questions about European consumption habits.

The first step of the process starts with a sculptural performance on 19 May 2012.

With the kind Support of: Benice Logistics, Goethe Institut, Marmara University GSF, halka art project, Studio Istanbul, İstanbul Şehir Hatları.

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