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HNI Thursday Night Live, Reading Matter, 14 March 2019
Atoms and particles, rare earth minerals and hybrid composites, precious metals and microwaves, matter is commonly perceived as a passive commodity ought
to be mobilised to become material. But when approached through a lens of human productivity, only certain facets of matter get recognised as valuable part of the market. In this event, Evelina
Domnitch will address strategies for expanding the human perception of the material forces and agency of matter, from chemical and quantum to micro-gravitational. Through performative environments
and phenomenological experiments that exceed the scope of applied science and challenge the disciplinary boundaries, Domnitch invites to rethink the nature of human relationship with matter.
Using material and the concept of conductivity as a lens, Füsun Türetken will explore a range of instances where conflict and capital can be read through matter, more precisely metal. Acknowledging ‘metal as conductor of all matter’, her work proposes a theory of the complicity of metals as quasi-agents that influence and register events, and addresses metal’s role in shaping the world of finance, belief systems, geopolitical relations, (digital) bodies, even the stratosphere and the ‘climate-engineered’ weapons. Türetken will screen her latest film ‘Alchemic Desire’, which examines the parallels between the practice of trading metals at the world’s biggest physical metals exchange, the London Metal Exchange (LME), deleuzo-guattarian models of psycho-social dynamics, and the practice of alchemy.
Talk at KABK The Hague, Fault Lines, 14 December 2018
Lecture at Building Diversity, TU Delft Conference, 16 May 2018
a workshop and discussion forum on the representation of , , and in architectural education, practice and research
International Experts Workshop Xenofeminismarchitecture 3/4 May 2018
Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam
Click http://www.artefact-festival.be/en/rare-earth-stories-below, February 2018
Publication Interiors of Memories: A study of personal memories based on the works of Luigi Serafini and Georges Perec
Film Alchemic Desire at IMPAKT Festival HAUNTED MACHINES & WICKED PROBLEMS 25-29 Oktober 2017
Utrecht, Impakt Festival is curated by Tobias Revell and Natalie Kane
My Film Alchemic Desire will be shown at EYE Film Museum Amsterdam, Fibre Festival, 9th May 2017, 19.00
Radio Interview, De Brakke Grond, Saturday, 13th May 2017, 11.00
Füsun Türetken, Modern Love, Love in the age of online dating with Tamar Shafrir.
How the Swipe right-the algorithm- is replacing Cupid's arrow.
Metals, Metals Everywhere by Füsun Türetken, Schlak by Giuseppe Licari, Ore Streams by Formafantasma
Lecture at NEEDS - The First Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies
Discussing Slow Violence, Environtalism, NYC Response and Safeguard after WTC Collapse, 9 to 11 December 2015,
University Copenhagen. Thanks to Peer Illner
Malta Smallcinemasmalta, Panel Spatial Encounters, "Cubical Warriors, on Drone Warfare, In Theatre, and Interior",
Füsun Türetken and Max Bruinsma, Openset Dutch Design Summer School
"Designing experience: moment, stage, memory", workshop 26 July to 8 August 2015, Rotterdam
Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Füsun Türetken presenting a performance lecture
at Göteborg International Biennale for Contemporary Art, Speak Easy,
4 September 2013, Göteborg, Quai of Broken Dreams. More on www.GIBCA.se
Füsun Türetken with Burak Arikan Mapping Relations of Funding and Knowlegde
at Former West. Documentations, Constellations, Prospects. 18-24 March 2013.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
Video of talk here
Architecture and Ideology II: How to intervene
Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
22 September 2012
Ideologies leave their mark not just on certain forms of government and political systems (of thought). In fact, the values and convictions of a society follow the concrete structures of people's everyday lives. Buildings and roads, living and working quarters in a city influence not only milieu and habitus but also the attitudes and morals of their inhabitants. In three panel discussions, architects, city planners and curators address the multi-faceted relationships between architecture, ideology and art.
With Florian Köhl (fat koehl Architekten), Andreas Müller (Architect), Füsun Türetken (Artist, Architect), Francesca Ferguson (Curator) Chair and curator: Valerie Smith