Light, Illumination and Electiricity - Derleme
"Light, Illumination and Electricity" was the launching project of artists-in-residence program of santral istanbul, a comprehensive, participatory and interdisciplinary international platform for culture, education and arts, transformed from the city's first power station Silahtaraga Power Plant by İstanbul Bilgi University. The title of the project was conceived both as a tribute to the memory of the space in Silahtaraga and as an opportunity for artists to generate new ideas and work on one of the most mysterious, confusing and contradictory phenomena that has been the subject of both science and arts since ancient Greeks.
Like light, shadow and colour, electricity has been an inspiration for generations of artists and leading on to Light Art as a medium of expression and creativity. The theme of electrification has also been explored from the point of view of the impact of technological innovations on daily lives and on social practices. "Light, Illumination and Electricity" was supported by Anna Lindh Foundation and organized by santralistanbul in collaboration with Townhouse (Cairo), Al Mawred Al Thaqafy (Cairo), Zinc La Friche (Marseille), Nomad (Istanbul) and Scca (Ljubljana). This book documents the intellectual and artistic work that inspired and came out of the project.