“NOISE” Digital Festival

→ January 12, 2018

Opening this Friday evening on January 12th between 6-8pm!

Organized by Seyhan Musaoglu of SPACE DEBRIS and curated by artist Mert Keskin, the exhibition will take place at ‘OrjinSanat’ from January 12th to February 17th.**Containing thirty one artists from around the world, the exhibition focuses on meditations of one’s reflections in pixelated realities.

“NOISE” Digital Festival | 12 Ocak/January-17 Şubat/February 2018
Opening Reception: 12th January Friday, 2018 | 6-8pm
Artists: Anthony Antonellis, Cacheflowe, Jon Cates, Thomas Cheneseau, Uğur Engin Deniz, Davidope, Adam Ferriss, Tom Galle, Haydiroket, Hexeosis, Kenaim, Mark Klink, Raquel Meyers, A Bill Miller, Lorna Mills, Paula Morales, Esra Özkavcı, Christian Petersen, Peter Rahul, Elena Romenkova, Flavio Scutti, Sholim, Yoshi Sodeoka, Subtlegraces, Tachyons+, Trapers, Jacques Urbanska, V5MT, Chromo Valdez, XCOPY, Sarah Zucker

**realized by the support of OrjinMaslak, special thanks to the wonderful team.

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Soundpool for “Dim Light”

→ December 20, 2017

21.12.2017 | 20:00 | 

Guitarist and improviser Şevket Akıncı is known by Space Debris followers with the experimental music nights he organizes. This time his guest is Colombian singer Maria Monica Gutierrez. Inspired by the works at the current exhibition “Dim Light” at Space Debris, they will create miniature sound pools by melting the music within the composition of the space.

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Hush Now

→ December 5, 2017

Live Performance | 09.12.2017 | Saturday 7:30pm

An incarnated tale of contemporary Antigone.
Act 1.To be a woman or the imperfect embodiment of a «monster».
Act 2. To not be at all.

This work consists of hearing and questioning the voices that inhabit us saying: «I am here, I exist» through the female figure of Antigone. Beyond this however, there is a much more powerful voice that muffles the sound of them all saying: «you will listen to me!».

Saïda is exploring the figure of Antigone as a powerful and fallen queen. The idea is to verbalise this state of grace and disgrace through this fierce state that sometimes inhabits us in the day to day, at the edge of the unspeakable.
The performance will be the synopsis of a partial view of the world, a mirage of chaos, a possibility, a sublime.

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trans-ID finissage, special curatorial tour

→ October 21, 2017

This Saturday at 3pm, the curators of the exhibition trans-ID at Surp Yerrortutyun Church, Anna Zizlsperger and Seyhan Musaoğlu invite you to a special curatorial tour.

Located at entrance of Perukar Çıkmazı at Istiklal Caddesi, one of the busiest streets of Istanbul, the Armenian Catholic church Surp Yerrortutyun is more than 250 years old, standing in one of the least noticed corners of this multi-faceted city. As a parallel event of the 15th Istanbul Biennial, trans-ID is approaching the concept of a good neighbor from a different point of view, examining it from transcendent identities to multinational and transnational perspectives. The exhibition, featuring works by Murat Adash, Autumn Ahn, Nancy Atakan, Luna Ece Bal, Mehtap Baydu, Bashir Borlakov, Sinan Bökesoy, Melis Bursin, Şakir Gökçebağ, Allen Grubešić, Selin Kocagöncü, Servet Koçyiğit, Suat Öğüt and Julie Upmeyer, creates an intensive dialogue with the venue. On Saturday we invite you all to join us in this dialogue for one last* time.

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→ July 7, 2017

Space Debris would like to celebrate the summer with you, with the infamous sound artist, DJ and best known as the abstract turntablist, extra-ordinaire Maria Chávez!
Debris is proud and very excited to present Lima, Peru born, NYC based Chavez on her tour in Europe, with a live sound performance at 9:30pm at Space Debris on the night of July 18th . Afterparty will continue at Pendor, Taksim from 11pm on with her live DJ set.

Accidents, coincidence and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations and other works with her improvised solo turntable performance practice.
She was chosen to be a composer fellow with the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbertide, Italy, is currently a research fellow with the Sound Practice Research Department of Goldsmith’s University of London until fall of 2017 and will be an arts fellow with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in 2017.

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Garage Sale

→ June 15, 2017

Garage Sale June 17, 2017 | Fine art sold by fine artists

Please join us this Sunday, June 17th at Space Debris between 2pm-8pm for a “fine” garage sale of local artists in support of Space Debris…
Please bring cash, come and take what you like… We hope to see you there…

Artists: Yusuf Sevinçli, Peri Sharpe, Ece Cangüden, Ayça Telgeren, Zeynep Birced, Sibel Şububi, Sırma Doruk, Seyhan Musaoğlu, Bengisu Bayrak, Cansu Gürsu, Elvan Ekren, Volkan Kızıltunç, Göksu Gül


→ May 8, 2017

“‘EarAfter?’ is the name of the loop where we are transforming into a sound in a sole body looking for its ear so much like a ‘two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl’.” (Şevket Akıncı)

It would not be wrong if we describe EarAfter? as a duo odyssey of Şevket Akıncı and Çağrı Erdem where, in fact, concepts like music, freedom, randomness, improvisation, communication and the conceptualism itself are being questioned in a sonic way, such that it met its name upon the questionnaire of Dear Şenol Küçükyıldırım (What does your ear go after?). We can shortly identify their musical output “eclectic” instead of “free improvisation” where their music is actually based on; especially without any spadework, they are performing only and solely the sounds that “their ears go after” by guitars, voice, toys, controllers and several analog and digital equipment.

Kaya Hacaloğlu and Leyla Atavi will present their “experimental video paintings”. These works of videos are made with the assembly of photographs which they had taken. Certain properties have been attributed to them. With the given length of time and proper composition, they revolve and slowly transform from their primary states and yield to something else. An evolving entity or organism, a dispersement, a transcension of substance, a permeation of matter…

What are we? | a performative panel

→ April 28, 2017

What are we?*
What are we entitled to?
Space Debris invites the personas gold, glass, paper, and plastic into the exhibition space for a performative panel discussion as part of Julie Upmeyer’s Face Value – Material Mimicry.
– Sibel Horada was born in Berlin in 1839 as polystrene, an accidental discovery by Eduard Simon; in 1941, she became Styrofoam thanks to the invention of Dow Chemicals.

– Julie Upmeyer always was and always will be, she is beautiful as well as valuable, cherished since the dawn of humanity. She is money, she is jewellery, she is gold.

– Forged by fire, Sine Ergün is glass; clear, strong and infinitely mailable, but don’t drop her, she will shatter into blade-like shards.

– Seyhan Musaoglu is the keeper of much of human knowledge – rollable, foldable, burnable and recyclable, the cloud is no match for her continued presence in daily life. She is paper.

– Serhat Cacekli will referee, the moderator in an epic gathering of historical and contemporary materials.

*Event will be held in English

“Time Burglars” Closing Reception | You Too Darling, Gif Showcase

→ March 30, 2017

Space Debris would like to invite you to the closing reception of “Time Burglars” by Rad Dar. This event marks the end of Rad’s first solo exhibition, as well as the first time presentation of his most recent gif works made specifically for the exhibition. Iskeletor will join us with his beats that will keep you dancing, and Ağaçkakan will present his recent piece in collaboration with Rad Dar’s work “Sana da Canım (You Too Darling)”.

“Time Burglars” Closing Reception |
You Too Darling,  Gif Showcase | Rad Dar

April 1st, 2017, Saturday
19:30 Iskeletor DJ set
20:30 Sana da Canım (You Too Darling) feat Ağaçkakan

The Gift: Lara Ögel, a letter from the artist

→ February 22, 2017

The gift is a gestural project that will take place in space debris between February 21 through 26.

“Seyhan; founder, director of space debris, invited me to take over the gallery space as a form of atelier and asked me to activate it through my own urgencies. in her own words; Space Debris hopes to re-enact a ‘collective re-conscious’ project through making, creating and conversing. in the light of the current events, we thought it was necessary to bring up the importance of creative production and its sustainability. it is for this reason, we have decided to showcase a ‘mind lab’ of sorts, inviting artists to co-create, and share their thoughts on the mere condition of being, coping and existing in current turmoil of events. 

Instead of materializing a ‘final’ artwork, i wanted to think of a more interactive presence in the space. the project came about when thinking of the archive of photographs of Gülsün Karamustafa gave to me as a gift. the literature behind this project is a lovely book: “The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World”, Lewis Hyde, 2007 which basically breaks down poetically such beautiful facts, some of which i was drawn to: that ‘gift’ is the creative impulse or the unexplained thing that moves the artist to create (and it discusses many works from profound creators, as example Walt Whitman), that the gift is not a commodity, and therefore art is not a commodity, and that the gift must always move. 

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