Guided tours for guides

Event activity, Shots from the event, Kemeralti area, Izmir, 2007


Guided tours for guides: For the peertopeer workshop I proposed to make a guided tour in Kemeralti area. Each participant supposed to the become a tour guide in rotation. Since all the participants are not local, which makes their narative quite absurd. I intented to create a symbolic possible -non hierarchical information exchange- even though information is not valid.

Thanks to participants: Borga Kanturk, Merve Sendil, Taylan Ozdere, Andrew Paterson, Richard Widerberg, Veronica Wiman, Anna Adahl.

The peer2peer workshop/exhibition at K2 Contemporary Art Centre in Izmir invited participating artists/curators from Finland, Sweden and Turkey, to explore material and human parables extending from the terminology of file-sharing, and collaborative open/proprietary networks. During the 3-day workshop each contributed to constructing our social, eating, production and documentation site(s): Workshop peers proposed an 'event/activity' to be organised and developed individually or collaboratively, in dialogue with the others at these sites. These proposals acted as more-or-less experimental participatory structures to flatten distinctions between the participant (artist) and organiser (curator), hopefully inviting continued exchange and practice.


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