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Erich Pick (2011 Grant Honorary Mention)

Tautological deals, in terms of a video installation, with the material based and conceptual processes of the (re-)production of space, based on two “protagonists”: the architect Bruno Taut and the city of Istanbul. Particularly, I’m interested in Bruno Taut’s socialist and utopic ideas, positions that are suggested through his architectonic designs, fictional urban planning, rapturous texts, and stage plays. In the city of Istanbul I’m interested in the unplanned development of the last decades and the current municipal and institutionalized remedies.