Köken Ergun : 3 Films, Projects and Talk

July 8, 2009; 20:00 to 21:00.
Ein Kerem, Jerusalem


Wednesday 8th July at 20:00

Köken Ergun : 3 Films, Projects and Talk -
at Mamuta at the Daniela Passal Art &b Media Center, Ein Karem, Madregot Habikur st, 58
Entrance Fee: 10 NIS
(the presentation will be held in English)

Köken will show three video works: “I, Soldier (7’)”, “Tanklove (8’)” and “Wedding (12’)” and he will talk about his research and project at Betselem archives, and how those materials relate to his own practice.

Koken Ergun, is a video artist born in Istanbul and working and living in Berlin at the present. His video works has been screened at several film festivals: Oberhausen, Rotterdam, Sydney, VideoZone and Zagreb Film Festival.

He is the 2007 recipient of the Tiger Award of the Rotterdam Film Festival for his short film The Flag.
Koken studied acting at the İstanbul University and completed his postgraduate diploma degree in Classics at King’s College London, followed by an MA degree in Visual Communication Design at the Bilgi University. After working with American theatre director Robert Wilson, Ergun became involved more with contemporary art, specifically video and performance. He has exhibited internationally at institutions including Platform Garanti (Istanbul), KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Arts (Helsinki), Sparwasser HQ (Berlin), Digital ArtLab (Tel Aviv), Museum of Contemporary Arts Taipei, Casino Luxembourg, Art in General (New York), and Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam.

He is currently writing his PhD thesis at a joint research at the Istanbul University Theatre Department (Prof. Dikmen Gurun) and Freie Universitat Berlin Theatre Sciences Department (Prof. Erika Fischer-Lichte)

He is in Israel invited by the Digital Art Lab and has also been in residency at Mamuta at the Daniela Passal Art and Media Center.

Links to some of Koken Ergun works: