May 12th, 2012
– Sweet Confusion Istanbul –

Conference / Istanbul

Sweet Confusion is a conference project that intends to investigate the artistic and historical processes of two countries that remain in the ‘peripheries’. The conference will explore Armenian and Turkish cinematography of the 60s; by doing so, it is attempting to reread the social-political and cultural paradigms of two geopolitically estranged situations, which throughout 1960s were in the process of self-defining and self-positioning by determining and shaping the ‘Other’ through a complex correlation of cultural and political systems.

The project Sweet Confusion is being realized in the framework of an international research project entitled Sweet 60s, that explores, through the contemporary artistic and theoretical perspectives, the unknown/ underestimated/ hidden contexts and territories of 1960s that were omitted from the master narrative of the ‘romantic revolutionary epoch’. The curatorial and the artistic focus of the Sweet 60s lies on ‘post-ideological societies’ (in post-Soviet, post socialist, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, West also Central Asian and North African countries as well as in a second phase
in China and Latin America), in making a comparative analysis and contextualizing the historical developments in the arts, culture and the societies of the 60s and the 70s, and researching their subsequent effects on contemporary social, political and cultural situations.


17 May 2012 Thursday

14.00 Screening The Triangle, 84 min.
16.00 Screening Daddy, 76 min.
18.00 Screening We and Our Mountains, 94 min.

18 May 2012 Friday

14.00 Screening Hello, It’s Me,137 min.
16.00 Screening My Prostitute Love, 90 min.
18.00 Screening One Night Bride, 77 min.

19 May 2012 Saturday

13.00- 16.00

Panel I
Presentations on Turkish Cinema of the 60s and Neighboring Contexts (Nadire Mater, Zeynep Dadak, Fatih Özgüven, Ahmet Gürata, Dimitris Eleftheriotis)

16.30- 19.30

Panel II
Presentations on Armenian Cinema of the 60s and Neighboring Contexts (Hrach Bayadyan, Keti Chukhrov, Nazareth Karoyan, Siranush Dvoyan, Vigen Galstyan)

The screenings and panels will take place at Salt Galata Auditorium.

SALT Galata
kurucu Garanti Bankası
Bankalar Caddesi 11
Karaköy 34420 İstanbul Türkiye

20 May 2012 Sunday*

13.00 Screening The Triangle, 84 min.
15.00 Screening Daddy, 76 min.
17.00 Screening We and Our Mountains, 94 min.
19.00 Screening Hello, It’s Me,137 min.

*Additional screenings will be held at DEPO

Tütün Deposu Lüleci Hendek Caddesi No.12
Tophane 34425 İstanbul