Still Here / solo exhibition
18-05-18/14-06-18
Apartment Project Berlin


Ceren Oykut’s solo exhibition  Still Here developed as a wall installation in the Apartment Project. 
The starting point of the wall painting was a notebook kept by Ceren Oykut while she was studying German. 
It was a work in progress that started as drawings on one wall which continued on the others of the gallery 
up until the opening in May 2018. 

The enlarged doodles on the walls which were before just scattered among the handwritings 
gave her the clues of the upcoming work. 
She started imprinting the doodles on iron sheets by using a metal cutting fire device.
During which process her drawings were becoming ‘heavier’ while the iron sheets were getting lighter. 

Oykut will also be showing her last works from Istanbul 
which are  engravings meant to be frames for a short animation that appeared as a one-time print edition.

The exhibition Still Here will be displaying all these processes as one whole installation.*

*press release for the solo exhibition entitled Still Here by Ceren Oykut.








Still Here Part I
Heavy, Light, Shadow


Doodles from the German study notebook, Istanbul-Berlin 2016-17


Working process/projection on iron sheets, Werkstatt 44, Berlin, 2017


Working process, Werkstatt 44, Berlin 2017
foto by Fari Fotoalist

Working process, Werkstatt 44, Berlin, 2017


Installation process, Apartment Project Berlin, 2018

View from installation Still Here 
painting on the wall, metal sheets and metal pieces in various sizes
and two framed drawings (30x42,5 cm, ink on paper)
 Apartment Project Berlin, 2018

View from installation Still Here, iron sheets in various sizes
Apartment Project Berlin, 2018


a short video from the installation Still Here
Apartment Project Berlin, 2018








Still Here Part II 
Kuru Kazı / Drypoint








Kuru Kazı / Drypointis the title given for the series of gravure prints which Ceren Oykut have made and they are based on the basic engraving techniques. 
In the summer of 2016 in Mimar Sinan University Gravure Workshop, 
Ceren Oykut started this series with a copper plate (4x6 cm) in her hand. 
Oykut, as her first starting point, chose to draw on the surface of the plate, 
the workshop environment in which the copper plate was located. 
Over time, after every change she made on the plate, she made one time edition print. 
Thus, the atmosphere of the workshop and the characters in it began to move, and as the prints follow each other, each print she have made, started to turn into frames of a short animation of 1-2 seconds.
Oykut, developed the production process as an improvisation, meanwhile in Turkey, the political and social era have changed. 
Some details from different individual stories about what have happened in Turkey, were also added to the surface of the copper plate, and the production process have been turned into an archiving process.
Kuru Kazı / Drypoint is the last work Ceren Oykut started to produce in Istanbul about a year ago before she settled in Berlin in 2017.






Kuru Kazı / Drypoint
Animation, 00.03 sec
İstanbul, 2017



View from the installation Still Here, projection on wall
9 gravure prints on papers 4x6 cm 
 Apartment Project Berlin, 2018

                                       
Special thanks to;

Yasemin Nur Erkalır
Tanju Çağlar
Can Aytekin







Bande á Part ‒ Tanzbare Veranstaltung für Außenseiter presents:

A SILENT ROOM ‒ Movement & Sound Improvisation Vol.9

13 March 2018, Eschschloraque, Berlin


Performance:

Ceren Oykut (Live Illustration)
Carlos Osatinsky (Dance)
Fernando Nicolas Pellicoli (Dance)
Joshua Tennent (Sound)
Safy Etiel aka. VJ Sniper (Projection and technical mentoring)
Yuko Matsuyama: Concept and Performance
Photo: Henryk Weiffenbach

* This event was supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, as a part of Matsuyama’s research project “A Silent Room”, inspired by the presence of the emptied room at Rosenthalerstr. 39, Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt at Haus Schwarzenberg.

- presse text for 13.3.2018 - 
In silence in a dark room, our mind recalls the colors and the sound.
Taking the question “How our perception for light and darkness could transmit into movement and sound” as a key to creation, performing-artist Yuko Matsuyama invites illustrator Ceren Oykut, multimedia-artist Safy Etiel, guitarist/sound designer Joshua Tennent, and improviser/choreographer Carlos Osatinsky & Fernando N. Pelliccioli for the 9th collaboration of the performance series Movement & Sound Improvisation (MSI).

The live projection by Safy Etiel and the black & white live-illustration by Ceren Oykut will be used as a silent dramaturgy for the improvisation. Joshua Tennent rises to the challenge to design sound for silence, and Fernando N. Pelliccioli & Carlos Osatinsky present the dialogue of dance and surrounding: “The ‘body’ is submerged in a flow of constant change of inner and outer necessities, in a permanent state of physical and mind dialogue between the organism and its surrounding. We consider ourselves as being in a permanent dance state of interrelated layers and are looking for a freer, more efficient, and creative spirit."








the performance clip can be seen from the following link:
https://vimeo.com/285351302



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Working process, projection and acrylic on paper, 
Künstlerhaus Bremen



Gastkünstlerin November 2017 / Ceren Oykut im Künstlerhaus Bremen


Ceren Oykut’s Zeichnungen, auf kleinen Papierfetzen genauso wie auf großen Papierrollen, 
überschreiten klassische Zeichentechniken in Bezug auf Größe und Raum. 
Mit dem Fokus auf kleinen Details vermittelt Oykut ein verdichtetes Bild eines ungreifbaren Panoramas, 
welches das tägliche Leben und seine Umstände untersucht.
Darüberhinaus arbeitet Oykut auch in interdisziplinären Projekten 
mit Musikern, Tanzerin und anderen KünstlerInnen zusammen, 
die Sound und verschiedene Modelle visueller Repräsentation vermischen.
Sie malt live auf der Bühne und erweitert dabei den Akt des Zeichnens um das Spiel mit Licht und Schatten 
und um die Reaktion auf den Raum, Musik und Ton.
Während Ihres Aufenthalts im Künstlerhaus Bremen hat Ceren Oykut mit der Über- setzung dieser auf Dynamik augelegten Zeichnungen in großformatige,monochrome Malereien experimentiert. 
Die Ergebnisse sind Manifestationen von Licht und Schatten, 
Bewegungen und unwiederbringlichen Momenten.




working process, acrylic on paper, Künstlerhaus Bremen



Installation view from the studio; 
acrylic and pencil on papers in various sizes,  
Künstlerhaus Bremen




Installation view from the studio;
acrylic and pencil on papers in various sizes with the live-drawing video projection
Künstlerhaus Bremen 






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