Artist Banu Cennetoğlu makes her project The List, which she compiled with the help of various organizations, available on a public video screen called YAMA, on top of Istanbul’s Marmara Pera Hotel in Tepebaşı district. The List will be playing on YAMA screen from August 27 to September 27 every day.
The project documents the names, the ages, the gender, the country of origin, the cause of death of 22,342 known migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees who died within the borders of Europe from January 1, 1993 to June 14, 2015.
The List project to appear from evenings to mornings for 31 days
It will take about 372 hours to screen the List’s complete content and the project will be displayed from the screen to the city from 7.30 p.m. to 7.30 a.m. every day. Every piece of information on The List will appear on the screen one word at a time for 2.5 seconds, with words appearing only once throughout the project’s duration of 31 days.
The List is compiled and updated every year by the Amsterdam-based organization UNITED for Intercultural Action.
In collaboration with various organizations, artist Banu Cennetoğlu has shown up-to-date versions of her project in several countries in different languages since 2006 via ad-boards and newspaper supplements.
Within this context, The List’s 49-page long Turkish version was displayed on 150 billboards in Istanbul’s various districts and subway lines between 15-23 October, 2012. (NV/DA)
*YAMA sits atop the Marmara Pera Hotel in Istanbul and is an open screen to anyone who takes notice of it. It has been acting as a mediator of current art productions without seeking profit from the first day it started screening.
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