Ašik Radyo (Myths & Stereotypes)

2010, 31:46 min, color, sound, Turkish with English subtitles

On Translation: Ašik Radyo is part of Muntadas' ongoing series of works and projects about communication, culture, and the role of art and the artist in contemporary life. This piece is the result of a two-year project created in the context of "Lives and Works in Istanbul," a program that invites artists from European countries to work in—and create works about—the city. Ašik Radyo is an alternative, independent radio station that broadcasts throughout the metropolitan area of Istanbul.

Writes Muntadas: "Ašik Radyo is a translation filter and interface between me and the city of Istanbul. With them we dialogued and interviewed in order to create four radio programs aiming at questioning and interrogating the representation of Istanbul."

ON TRANSLATION: ACIK RADYO
Myths and Stereotypes
A Project by Muntadas

Produced by Visual Arts Directorate of Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture "Lives & Works in Istanbul" Program; With the Collaboration of Acik Radyo. Film Production Coordinator: Ozge Celikaslan; Editing: Alper Sen. Acik Radyo Programs - Program 1: Feride Cicekoglu, Firat Genc, Leyla Neyzi, Hanna Rutishhauser; Moderator: Yahya M. Madra. Program 2: Bulent Kucuk, Roni Marguelis, Derya Ozkan; Moderator: Yahya M. Madra. Program 3: Banu Cennetoglu, Ayse Erek, Cevdet Erek, Fatih Ozguven; Moderator: Yahya M. Madra. Program 4: Deniz Tan, Erhan Ustundag, Firat Yildiz; Moderator: Yahya M. Madra. "Lives & Works in Istanbul" Program. Director: Beral Madra. Deputy Director: Deniz Erbag. Assistants: Serap Altun, Seliha Kasap, Bercak Konukman, Gunes Nasuhbeyoglu, Sinem Yilmaz. Film production coordinator: Ozge Celikaslan. Editing: Alper Sen. Production Team (2008-2010): Gulsen D. Akbas, Rusen Aktas, Meltem Bozoflu, Tunc Ali Cam, Selcuk Erzurumiu, Heval Tonger; Translation: Kristen Biehl, Zeynep Guden, Tuna Porazoglu; Music: "Deform'da Canh" - Cevdet Erek. Dubbing: Alper Sen. Color Correction: Karincalar Yapim. Subtitles: Eceworx, Alper Sen. Interviewers: Leyla Aktay, Ahmet Atif Akin, Feride Cicekoglu, Pelin Demirel, Tuna Erdem, Nezih Erdogan, Nevzat Fresko, Korhan Gumus, Murat Guvenc, Gulden Kalafat, Nuran Keeler, Ferda Keskin, Bilgi Keskin, Yildiz Onen, Memduh Ozdemir, Cem Sorguc, Ahmet Vehbi Safak, Sovket Sahintas, Cem Tenikalp, Bulent Yurttas. Statistical Data: Turkish Statistical Institute, 2007-2010 Statistical Data. Comics: "L'enfant terrible," F.H. Townsand, Ottomanya Magazine Tuncay Akgun, Kemal Aratan. Postcards: Gokham Akcura Archive. Posters: Posters of Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture, Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. Covers of Magazines: Newsweek, Le Cool Magazine, Istanbul Life. Photographs: Akbank Art Galler, Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Yapi Kredi Kazim Taskent Art Gallery. Poem: Human Landscapes from my homeland, Nazim Hikmet. Films: Ankara -- Heart of Turkey, Sergei Yutkevich, 1934; Istanbul, Maurice Pialat, 1964; The Bride, Omer Lutfi Akad, 1973; Somersault in a Coffin, Dervis Zaim, 1996; Steam: The Turkish Bath, Ferzan Ozpetek, 1997; Distant, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2002; Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul, Fatih Akin, 2005; My Only Sunshine, Reha Erdem, 2008; Recep Ivedik 3, Togan Gokbakar, 2010. Special Thanks: Gokhan Akcura, Aysegul Arslan, Ege Berensel, Antonio Gil de Carrasco, Asiye Cengiz, Zeynep Celik, Orhan Esen, Godzilla , Melih Gorgun, Genco Gulan, Ayse Orhun Gultekin, Sadi Guran, Anna Heidenhain, Ayca Ince, Evrim Kacar, Kristina Kramer, Pablo Martinez, Andrea Nacach, Mahir Namur, Nazin Eda Noyan, Esra Sangedik Oktem, Remziye Kose Ozelci, Zenyo Pekumlu, Anna Sala, Mithat Sancar, Bahadir Tansukalp, Aslihan Tasdan, Deniz Turker, Harum Yilmaz, Sedat Yilmaz, We thank you all the Acik Radyo workers and volunteers. Institutions: Acik Radyo, Istanbul Kultur A.S., Cervantes Institute, Eceworx, Karincalar Yapim, Norgunk, Point Hotel, Turkiye Istatistik Kurumu Istanbul Bolge Mudurlugu, Yikanmak Istemeyen Cocuklar