Hayy Open Space is hosting a project by UrbanTank from Izmir and Meetlab from Budapest in February.
DISAPPEAR is the projection of literature to public space and urban landscape. It is about blurring the lines between a fictional narrative and our actual surroundings; the reality. Disappearance, resulting in an urban application turns Kemeraltı into an urban stage; with its cobblestone streets, attached buildings and tacit courtyards. The audience will observe the area episodically as they get lost in the past, present and in an emerging fictional future. Through a series of non-linear audio augmented narratives, the application tells stories through movement in public space.
The outputs will be launched on February 9, 2019 at Hayy Open Space in Kemeraltı. Disappear* is the outcome of a collaboration between UrbanTank and Meetlab.
*This collaboration is supported by Tandem Turkey programme. Tandem Turkey is an initiative, which was developed by the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam) and MitOst (Berlin) in collaboration with Anadolu Kültür (Istanbul). It is also supported by Balassi Institute, K2 Contemporary Art Center, and Hayy Open Space.
MeetLab is Budapest based studio focusing on interdisciplinary art and technology research. It explores new ways of creating artistic projects that cannot be labeled by the present standards; wishes to break the boundaries that separate performing or applied art from the technological world or design. Our goal is to find the synthesis between ART and TECH through interdisciplinary projects and invent new categories for ourselves that are based on a real contemporary view of the constantly changing world around us.
UrbanTank is a not-for-profit organization addressing varying topics on various scales and contexts of urban environment. The organization supports community-based entrepreneurial enablement in urban environments through research and interventions in the form of public installations, exhibitions and publications. Within the wide spectrum of urban initiatives, UrbanTank interrogates for experimenting new tools and methods. By ultimately bringing humancentered solutions for urban life, its goal is to explore how people relate to cities and public spaces relate to people today.