JUNE 23, 2011
Here's a nice report sent to us by PechaKucha Night in Istanbul organizer Nurten Meriçer about the city's recent Vol. 9, held last month -- the list of presenters with links appears on the official event page. Please note that PKN Istanbul Vol. 10 is set for July 14.
On May 12, the Building Industry Centre (YEM) stage hosted spectacular performances in performing arts and creative projects as part of PechaKucha Night in Istanbul Vol. 9. Painter Melis Binay, Guerrilla Marketeer Çağın Türker, Social Media Specialist Emre Erbirer, and Documentary Filmmaker Gokce Su Yoğurtçuoğlu presented trendsetting stories from the contemporary world of art and communication in İstanbul. Yesim Ozsoy of Galata Perform shared her experiences in making her neighborhood her art space via the 'Visibility Project.' The audience was carried away by Hüsam Süleymangil’s presentation that brought in sounds and sensations from Cappadocia, which Klasik Keyifler turned into a unique venue for contemporary music. BOX Video used to be known as the out-of-the box music video producer of the 2000s. Deniz Özgün’s no-success story of BOX Video touched the very heart of the creative community. ‘The Finale’ was a live mini-concert by the Jazz Choir of the Boğaziçi University Music Club, making the audience sing and dance along. The marking moment of the night was the surprise birthday celebration of Can Yücel Metin, resident host of PechaKucha Night in İstanbul, on stage. Video footage of the night can be seen here.