Matsushiro Headquarters (2010)
Home: Karlbergsvägen 76, S-113 35 Stockholm
Studio: Visiting address Kungsbro strand 17 gården
Home and away, Felice Hapetzeder
(HD video, 10:55 minutes 2010 and two channel installation 2011)
The bigger and more chaotic a city is, the harder it becomes to find a random location. One that isn’t in the guidebooks.
The footage in the video are shots from locations I was referred to as I was searching for the interviewees’ houses in Esenler, Yeşilpınar, Kadırga and Yalova. These are accompanied by takes from the locations they named as special places in the city.
The work depicts the life of three young people in Istanbul - Emir, Fazilet and Uğur. They contain longing from periphery to the centre, for freedom of choice, for better cultural infrastructure, for nature.
In the video installation the artist's footage is flanked by video taken by the youngsters. This stands in sharp contrast to its statically photographed counterpart and offers a view from the inside. It is an adventure.
Home and away was produced with the assistance of Istanbul European Capital of Culture 2010, Visual art department, Portable art and with the support from Swedish institute, IASPIS, Helge Ax:sson Jonssons stiftelse and Consulate General of Sweden Istanbul.