Scope Sessions #71

Ali M. Demirel & Bahadir Hamdemir

08.02.2018 6pm  - 9pm

SomoS is delighted to host the “Scope Sessions – artist talks & media salon.”

Artists presenting their work in edition #71 are:

– Ali M. Demirel
– Bahadir Hamdemir

Ali M. Demirel

Lives and works in Berlin since 2008.
Studied nuclear engineering at Hacettepe University, and architecture at Middle East Technical University (METU). After receiving his degree in architecture, he worked and lectured at GISAM (Audio-Visual Research Center) of METU.

Demirel began making experimental videos in 1993, focusing on minimal imagery and structural compositions. His concepts are often driven from science and architecture.

Following his collaboration with Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman) on music videos, he started to design and perform live visual shows. Reflecting his background in physics and architecture, he has established a unique visual style with minimal electronic music.

Demirel has performed live at Sonar Festival, Spain; Mutek Festival, Canada; Coachella, USA; Brixton Academy, London; ADE, Amsterdam; Dissonanze, Rome; Berlin Music Days; TimeWarp, Mannheim; Creamfields, UK; Global Gathering, UK; Detroit Electronic Music Festival; Miami Music Conference; Fuji Rock Festival, Japan; Future Music Festival, Australia; South American Music Conference, Buenos Aires; among others.

His work has been presented at Guggenheim Museum, New York; Transmediale & CTM, Berlin; TodaysArt.NL; ifa Galerie, Berlin; ICA, London; [space], London; ACAW, Max Protetch Gallery, New York; Sammlung ESSL, Wien; European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck; State Museum of Fine Arts, Kyrgyzstan; Aksanat, Istanbul; Proje4L, Istanbul; International Short Film Festival, Hamburg; Festival International Cinéma Méditerranéen, Montpellier; !f Istanbul; Antalya Altinportakal Film Festival; Ankara International Film Festival; among others.

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Bahadir Hamdemir (HMDMR)

Bahadir Hamdemir studied media design at the Bauhaus University Weimar and is a national and international video artist. In addition to his studies, he gained first stage experience as a production assistant for the German TV show »Wetten, dass …?«.

With his diploma thesis »MXZEHN – Phaenomenological Moving Image Collection« it was clear that from now on Hamdemir would devote himself entirely to the »25 masterpieces per second«, which resulted in the founding of the video art group »MXZEHN – 25 masterpieces per second« together with Stefan Kraus, which lasted until 2015.

In 2005, Hamdemir’s live video performance with a jazz band was awarded the VJ Award (1st Prize of the Jury) of the 15th International Videofestival Bochum. His first work for the theater – »Anna and Ella« in 2003 at the Theater Basel – was followed by numerous productions for both drama and opera. Most recently, in 2016, the opera production »The Triumph of Death« won the studio prize of the Götz-Friedrich-Stiftung with its video work at the Kunstfest Weimar (directed by Alexander Fahima).

In addition to his engagement as a freelance video designer under the label HMDMR [hamdemir], he is head of the video department at the German National Theater Weimar for the 2017/18 season.

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About Scope Sessions:

Scope is a meeting point for the creative and the curious, a platform for sharing and learning in an informal setting, with a focus is on intermedia arts and technologies.

Guest artists are invited to present a project, a concept, a process or an experience. The presentations are short, around 40 minutes and unrestricted in form. Each session offers a variety of topics and approaches; Scope is about exposure, not for the artist, but for the audience.

Initiated in 2011, Scope Sessions are curated & realized by a team, that shares passion for visual arts, experimental crossovers of sound and video, multimedia experiences, human interactions and computer technologies. Since then Scope has invited artists to share their unique approaches to a growing audience.

Scope Sessions – artist talks & media salon #71
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
doors open at 18:00
talks start at 19:00 *SHARP*
Entry: 5 EUR
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