Murathan Özbek is a photographer/video artist who has been rewarded many times. Veysel Değertekin is a producer, ide genetic and an engineer who has produced many artistic videos. When this duo came together, the video of Sanayi 313 came to life. read more
Murathan Özbek is a photographer who has been rewarded many times. Veysel Değertekin is a producer, ide genetic and an engineer who has produced many artistic videos. When this duo came together, the video of Sanayi 313 came to life. We didn’t leave them alone and asked our questions to Murathan and Veysel about themselves, the movie and Oto Sanayi area.
Would you tell us about yourselves in a sentence or so?
M: I am someone who tries to create my own sentence.
V: I am an ide genetic and applicator who is after visuality. I design my dreams around visuality and try to connect art and engineering in the perfect way possible.
What did you feel when you came to Sanayi 313 for the first time?
M: When I first came here, the place was under construction. I kept looking around the emptiness by thinking that it’s going to turn into Enis’s dream. That feeling made me curious, I started to make predictions.
V: The curiosity and excitement coming from the reality that a place with very high ceilings, which is normally in the hands of car mechanics, will turn out to be a lively place in the hands of an architect.
What did you feel when you visited Sanayi 313 recently?
M: The dream came true. I was impressed with such a reality. I was happy to be there and to have witnesses everything from the beginning to the end.
V: I felt that architecture, design and taste topped out in places that are connected to each other organically.
How are those feelings reflected in the video you shot about the store?
M: We tried to shoot a video aiming to show the transformation. But I guess it is not possible to photograph the transformation in the mind, the thought of turning a dream into reality. If we could get close to that thought, we are happy.
V: Actually there are three different places that are interconnected in Sanayi 313. When we first heard of this project, we preferred to use sliding camera moves to evoke the feeling of cruising around these places. When I watch the video again and again, I have the same feeling. The place is at its top.
Veysel, which artistic aspects you have are seen in the video?
I could say fictionalizing and design. Before shooting the video, we had decided the language of the video, the angles, the music we were going to use and how we were going to integrate the before and after of the store.
Murathan, in your photographs there is this surreal feeling that takes one to a dream world. Do we see the same feeling in Sanayi 313’s video as well?
The video is not surrealistic that much because it is going after the beauty of the reality. I try to go away from reality in the photographs I take. There might be some similarities technically.
How would you describe a working day?
M: Actually, I don’t feel like I have working days. Generally the days pass by while I am thinking. Those thoughts don’t turn into reality all the time. Sometimes the day is over and all I have done is listening to music.
V: I struggle through turning the creative ideas I have into reality.
What do you think is the activity that makes a person happiest?
M: To produce.
What do you think of the ‘other world’?
M: One of the names of the movies I want to shoot is ‘Other World’. Because I am afraid of death, other world frightens me. While we are talking about it, why are we going there anyway?
V: While I am fictionalizing this world, I can’t find the time to think of the other world.
What was your latest dream?
M: I was with someone who I can’t bare to be with in normal life. We were happy. I was surprised when I woke up.
How do you think Oto Sanayi area will be in 10 years?
M: It is going to be a place where we will spend so much time. I started to like it already.
V: We are in an era that such places are transforming. I think, with Sanayi 313 taking the lead, many entrepreneurs, artists and firms who have some questions about this area will be moving to Oto Sanayi.
TAGS: VEYSEL DEĞERTEKIN, MURATHAN ÖZBEK, VIDEO ART, PHOTOGRAPHY ART, MOVIE, SANAYI 313, OTO SANAYI, OTHER WORLD, SURREAL, CREATIVE