Protocinema at Lumbardhi

Lumbardhi Foundation in collaboration with Protocinema is pleased to have screened “Permanent Spring, Delayed Bloom”, a video program curated by Aslı Seven.

This is a one-hour program of selected single-channel videos that premiered in Istanbul in June 2021, and then travelled to additional venues worldwide.

The video program showcased works by Sofia Gallisa Muriente, Ahmet Öğüt, Deniz Tortum & Kathryn Hamilton, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Emre Hüner and Minia Biabiany that reflect on environments built as “scapes” – landscape, cyberscape, mindscape, mobilizing multiple spatial and temporal scales.

Each film in its own unique texture of language, narrative and technique, comments on our severed relationship to land, climate and bios as permeated by narrative and information technologies, and on the entanglement of labor and entertainment in our global extractivist context. The films in the program jointly emphasize the semiotic agency of tools as sensory, cognitive and physical extensions of humans in fabricating the world we inhabit. Beyond providing a diagnosis about the end of our current world, they ask the question of what is to come, and what are we to make of all the past worlds that have come to an end?

Artist & Artworks List, in order of appearance:

Sofia Gallisa Muriente, Asimilar y Destruir II, 2020, 6’35”

Ahmet Öğüt, Worker’s Ordinary Day, 2019, 3’18”

Deniz Tortum & Kathryn Hamilton, ARK, 2020, 13’11”

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Infinite Nectar, 2020, 10’55”

Emre Hüner, The Underwater Dig, 2019, 12′

Minia Biabiany, Pawol se van, 2020, 11’46”

The screening took place on 23, 24 and 26 October, in two time slots, at 12:00 and 18:00, at Kino Lumbardhi.

The realization of this program has been supported by Raiffeisen Bank in Kosovo.