"Kentler birçok şeyin bir araya gelmesidir: anıların, arzuların, bir dilin işaretlerinin."
- Italo Calvino
The purpose of this project is to represent Istanbul’s space with an aesthetic view that contains how i relate myself with her. While Istanbul is a fast flowing and structurely disorganized city, she is also coloured visually when she becomes emtpy.
This video and its sound will explain my relation with Istanbul. I wanted to make an Istanbul video as i see it since nothing i watched before ever represented the way i want to show.
Istanbul reminds historical layers for most people. In this project, i want to shoot Istanbul not from historical and traditional view but as i see her.
To me, Istanbul means lots of people moving consistantly. Everyone is trying to reach from one place to another. The disorder in public transportation, road construction barriers encountered, constructions in the streets, there are many stories you can hear on the streets every day if you just listen to it. Especially the old buildings give the feeling, that she remained the same for all those years. The modern buildings next to them, subway constructions seems struggling. Our attempts to adapt ourselves to the civilized world, desire to sell ourselves by using historical and visual beauties that we have, makes no difference than a prostitute that markets herself and uses what she has as a woman while doing it.
While there is a lively chaos, there is also secluded streets that are becoming more and more unsettling due to day/night or seasonal factors. As the city becomes more deserted and lifeless she becomes visually vivid. The trash cans on the corners keep the secrets of the streets in the city full of stories.
In this project, the themes i mentioned above will be visualized. The video will have mainly two parts. First one will show the speed of daily life and will be shooted in day. I will use depth of field in almost every shot. Sound will be in the same tempo of the footage. Second part is going to have longer shootings than first part and will be mostly in night. I will slow down the tempo of visual and sound in this part.
I shoot this video in Hong Kong. It shows how my Istanbul video’s aesthetic is going to be.
equipments to be used:
AUDIENCE & LANGUAGE
Sound will be synchronized with visual. Parts of ambience will be integrated with the music and tempo of editing is going to be same as visuals. I will also use time-lapse photography and split screen technique.
There will be long shots, mid shots and close-ups.