SIDESTREETS IN ITS 5th YEAR

We are pleased to have received details of the Fifth Anniversary events programme from Sidestreets which we are showing below and send our congratulations and best wishes for their continued success in the future.

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As part of its Fifth Anniversary events, Sidestreets will be creating and unravelling a variety of artistic and cultural vignettes over the coming months.

Sidestreets Art and Culture

a program of short exhibitions, seminars, film screenings and workshops

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SIDESTREETS 5th YEAR

Sidestreets Art and Culture

a program of short exhibitions, seminars, film screenings and workshops

 Program

 Performance:

Breaking the Rules, 22nd November

19.30pm

“Breaking the Rules,” performed live by Johann Pillai,  is an interpretation of works of visual and sound poetry of the 20th century. This performance is unique in its energy and aesthetic form, and also in its stimulation of the intellect while being humorous and even comical at times. (Fee: 5TL)

 Video Installation:

Eye Trap 28 – 29th November

17.00-19.00pm

 “Eye Trap” is an exhibition of two video works selected by curator Carmen Beckenbach: Christian Aberle’s “Schicker Schamane Weckt Bunte Geister”/”Fancy Shaman Evokes Checkered Ghosts” (2007-08), and Blaffert and Wamhof’s “Year World is So Far From The One I Know” (2006). The video installation will be active for two days between the hours of 17.00-19.00pm  (Free of charge)

Exhibition

Outside the Projects,  5 – 18th December

10.00-16.00pm

“Outside the Projects,” a huge work installed by Anber Onar in 2005 on the facade of a five-story building in Nicosia, was torn down by the Nicosia Municipality. Besides the reactions shown by the press and arts organizations, the artwork tapped into its readers’ socio-political concerns, both nationally and internationally. Through video and documentation, this exhibition situates itself within contemporary and current environmental and social issues. (Free of charge)

Art Films/

Avant-garde short films, 13th December

19.30pm

This program consists of several short avant-garde films where the context is presented and discussions are encouraged within the context of art (Fee:5TL)

Craft Workshop:

Yelpaze (Fan), 19th December

10.00-12.00 noon

In recent months Sidestreets has organized and led workshops on making traditional Cypriot date-leaf fans at the Bandabuliya, where more than 100 people have participated. This time we will be teaching this very special skill and unique tradition to interested visitors at Sidestreets.

Participants will have fun, easily learning to make their fans during the workshop, and at the end they will leave with an old, traditional skill and a new gift. Advance reservations are necessary. (Fee: 20TL)

Live Installation:

“Detective” Work in Progress, 21st  December 2012 – 31st  January  2013

In order to allow interested people to peek into three fascinating years of obsessive research and follow the mysterious processes of Dr. Johann Pillai’s detective work, we are moving his research office into Sidestreets’ gallery space. Working from unlikely clues and digging out a vast range of unknown and lost facts and objects, he  continues to solve mysteries in the most unexpected places and realms. His finds are not  just becoming facts to be written about; they also form the elements for this exhibition.  In this live and interactive office/exhibition program, participants are not passive onlookers, but active discussants and participants in a stimulating research environment. Visiting days are Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment only.

 Special presentation dates and spaces:

Tuesday 14:30, 8th January 2013: Turkish Cultural Foundation, YESAM Nuruosmaniye Cad. No: 65, Nuruosmaniye, İstanbul (English)

Thursday 19:30, 17th January, 2013: Sidestreets, 22 Mahkemeler Önü, Lefkoşa (Turkish)

For those seeking further information regarding these events, please contact Sidestreets Art and Cultural Centre on TEL: (+90) 392-229-3070/71     FAX: (+90) 392-229-3072       EMAIL: info@sidestreets.org

Please also view their web page by  visiting this link http://sidestreets.org/