Scope Sessions #79
Artist's Talks and Media Salon
SomoS is pleased to host the 79th edition of the Scope Sessions Artist’s Talks and Media Salon. The Scope Sessions are a meeting point for the creative and the curious, a platform for sharing and learning in an informal setting. Each session, two guest artists are invited to present a project, a concept, a process or an experience. The presentations are short, around 30 minutes and unrestricted in form. Offering a variety of topics and approaches, Scope is about exposure, not for the artist, but for the audience.
Pierre Depaz is an educator, artist and programmer from France. He’s taught at NYU and CUNY, and currently teaches at Film-Universität Babelsberg. He is interested in the multiple ways computers are attempting to represent and interface with human concepts and emotions. His academic research revolves around simulation, semantics and public organization through technological means, while his artistic work includes digital games, computer simulations, interactive installations, networked performances and experimental web projects, and has been exhibited in NYC, Paris, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Brussels and Berlin.
For Scope #79 Pierre’s talk will use the pretext of an overview of work, from public to personal, professional to amateur and artistic to technical, to circle around the concept of the languages and communication, both human and machine -reaching from formal grammars to code poetry.
More information: https://pierredepaz.net
Selçuk Artut’s artistic research and production focus on the theoretical and practical dimensions of the relationship between humans and technology. Artut’s artworks have been exhibited at Dystopie Sound Art Festival (Berlin, 2018), Moving Image NY (New York, 2015), Art13 London (London, 2013), ICA London (London, 2012), Art Hong Kong (Hong Kong, 2011), Istanbul Biennale (Istanbul, 2007), and received coverage at Artsy, Creative Applications, CoDesign, Visual Complexity, CNN GO.
He holds a Ph.D. in Media and Communications from European Graduate School, Switzerland. Currently, Artut is the head of the Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design Program at Sabanci University, Istanbul where he mainly teaches Sound and Interaction Courses. He has released several albums as a member of a Post-Rock Avangarde music band Replikas since 1998. In 2016, he founded, together with Alp Tuğan, the audio-visual performance group RAW, which produces works through creative coding and live-coding techniques. Artut is represented by Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul.
At Scope, Artut will present his recent work that encompass his academic and artistic production, including some insights about his upcoming Berlin exhibition titled “Habituation.”
More information: https://www.selcukartut.com