SEASON I

Program 01 15.10.05
Program 02 22.10.05
Program 03 29.10.05
Program 04 05.11.05
Program 05 12.11.05
Program 06 19.11.05
Program 07 26.11.05
Program 08 03.12.05
Program 09 10.12.05
Program 10 17.12.05
Program 11 25.12.05
Program 12 07.01.06
Program 13 14.01.06
Program 14 21.01.06
Program 15 28.01.06
Program 16 04.02.06
Program 17 11.02.06
Program 18 18.02.06
Program 19 25.02.06
Program 20 04.03.06
Program 21 11.03.06
Program 22 18.03.06
Program 23 25.03.06
Program 24 01.04.06
Program 25
08.04.06
Program 26 15.04.06
Program 27 22.04.06
Program 28 29.04.06


SEASON II

Program 01 14.10.06
Program 02 21.10.06
Program 03 28.11.06
Program 04 04.11.06
Program 05 11.11.06
Program 06 18.11.06
Program 07 25.11.06
Program 08 02.12.06
Program 09 09.12.06
Program 10 16.12.06
Program 11 23.12.06
Program 12 30.12.06
Program 13 06.01.07
Program 14 13.01.07
Program 15 20.01.07
Program 16 27.01.07
Program 17 03.02.07
Program 18 10.02.07
Program 19 17.02.07
Program 20 24.02.07
Program 21 03.03.07
Program 22 10.03.07
Program 23 17.03.07
Program 24 24.03.07
Program 25 31.03.07
Program 26 07.04.07
Program 27 14.04.07
Program 28 21.04.07
Program 29 28.04.07


CIGDEM SLANKARD
Bad News / Good News

2005, 3 min. (video, color, sound)


Sarah Paul
a misappropriation of singin' in the rain

2006, 2:34 (video, color, sound)


Jimmy Owenns
The Fortune Cookie

2006, 8:32 min. (video, b & w, sound)

 

 

Program 21 March 03, 2007

 

In and out of narrative sound II:

Three works which distort the sonoric element in preexisting narrative structures, revisiting the diegetic / non-diegetic sound.

CIGDEM SLANKARD
Bad News / Good News

2005, 3 min. (video, color, sound)
Bad News / Good News is a video diptych, which explores representation of gender and sex, issues of stardom and melodrama in cinema.  Bad News is a video/sound collage comprised of de-contextualized representations of a woman in terror, agony or anguish.  The footage is extracted from three Turkish films entitled The Crying Woman (1967), My Beloved Hooker (1968) and They Call Me “Flashy” (1969). All three films star the same actress Turkan Soray, also known as the Sultan of Turkish cinema.  Images of the same woman reacting to tragic events accompanied by highly melodramatic music and sound effects are juxtaposed one after another. Yet, the cause of the tragedy remains unknown since the narrative is fragmented and the melodrama  is isolated. Good News, is also constructed from segments of old Turkish films, starring Cuneyt Arkin, probably the most famous actor in Turkish cinema. Unlike her female counterpart, he is always active; initiating action rather than receiving, inflicting pain rather than enduring. By juxtaposing the woman in continuous positions of weakness, passively experiencing the post-tragedy, forever reacting rather than acting with the violent, active powerful man, the video creates a splitting experience for the viewer as it builds its own music out of fragments of separate narratives.

Sarah Paul
a misappropriation of singin' in the rain

2006, 2:34 (video, color, sound)
This video is an excerpt from the end of the movie musical “Singin’ In The Rain”. In this scene, a lip-syncing Hollywood starlet is exposed as a fraud when the curtain she is performing in front of is drawn aside to reveal the source of her beautiful singing voice, a mere chorus girl. In my presentation of this scene, all of the sound is replaced by my own dialogue and music. I play all of the characters, male and female, and further manipulate the end of the scene by having Gene Kelly divulge to the audience that the real star of the picture is Sarah Paul.

Jimmy Owenns
The Fortune Cookie

2006, 8:32 min. (video, b & w, sound)
Video work about cinematic narration (superposition of the English and French soundtracks).