When my dad begins a story with “when I lived in Sinop…” I know I’m probably about to hear a cautionary tale involving either hashish or international travel. Sinop is a town in northern Turkey, and the stories I’ve been fed growing up (along with a fascination of the Byzantine empire) have made me hunger for the Turkey.

Yekpare is a visual interpretation of the 8500 year history of Istanbul projected onto the side of the Haydarpa?a train station.  I’m kind of a sucker for any video that combines architecture and animation, and this video has some terrific moments although it is a bit lengthy. To be fair, it is covering 8500 years.  Some folks don’t even think the world is that old.  Could you tell the story of the world in 16 minutes?  How do you say ‘I really like it’ in Turkish? gerçekten çok seviyorum.

Yekpare was created through Nerdworking, a network of creative and technical professionals who “research and develop unique softwares and hardwares for artistic, commercial, experimental interactive media works for the public space, fairs and performing arts.”


4 Comments YEKPARE

  1. dilara July 11, 2010 at 1:19 AM

    hope you come to turkey one day. start from istanbul and then head to sinop if you like : )

  2. erdem dilbaz July 15, 2010 at 8:43 AM

    thank you to share our performance.

  3. Nora August 7, 2010 at 2:41 AM

    It reminds me a lot of Le Moulin à Images (Images mill), by Robert Lepage and Ex Machina
    It took place in Quebec city for its 400th anniversary…
    Though projections still take place during most of the summer nights

    The video is sadly nothing compared to the live version.

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