Projections on Paper: Reflections from Coffee
Artist Workshop: Sena Başöz
How do the past, future and present relate? How do our stories about the future influence today, and how are they influenced by the past? Where are we going to travel in time in this journey over the Collection of 18th-20th Century Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics? Inspired by coffee ground fortunetelling or tasseography as an important part of coffee culture, the participants start by creating abstract stains using water and ink, and afterwards they transfer these stains on a contrasting white background, transforming them into objects, animals and symbols from the physical world. Following on the lines of the games surrealists play in order to uncover the collective unconscious, this process aims to make creations tell individual and collective stories. Based on their recollections of coffee ground fortunetelling, and Rorschach- a psychological test involving the interpretation of ink stains, the participants reflect on how they imagine the future.
Related Exhibition: Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics
Participation fee per workshop: 100 TL
Participation fee per workshop for students: 70 TL (Students are kindly asked to present their student ID cards)
Duration: 2 hours
Number of participants: 10 people
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About Sena Başöz
Sena Başöz is an artist and filmmaker living and working in Istanbul. She received her BA in Economics from Boğaziçi University in 2002, and MFA from Bard College in Film and Video in 2010. Her recent exhibitions include her solo show On Lightness at DEPO Istanbul, Studio Bosporus at Hamburger Bahnhof, Quiet Dialogue at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Sharjah Biennial Offsite Exhibition: Bahar, Istanbul and a duo exhibition at Memphis Gallery-Linz (with Lisa Truttman). Her films were screened at many festivals including Cannes Film Festival, Crossing Europe and Jihlava IDFF. She participated in artist residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz.