Impressions

Day 3

Serkan showed us how to camera use   in break. We watched great documentaries today. I think Mytro ans Melisa’s films was very close and nice. Thank you for watching!

Scriptwriting Workshop

In our first day scripting game, participants were asked to bring certain small objects from home that were important to them and we exhibited them altogether. This “exhibition” initiated a stream of words and meanings that formed a basis for brainstorming which we minimized to 4 pairs of words that had an interest to the whole group. Finally the participants in groups of 4 had a few hours to prepare a videostatement by using their objects and ideas for a ...

A Collective Visual Manifesto of the Unconscious

“SURROUNDED BY WARM, RED ENERGY AND THE SPIRITS OF NATURE, WE ARE SAILING ON A BOAT THROUGH A STORM TOWARDS COLLABORATION WHICH WILL TAKE US OUT OF THE BLACK HOLE AND LINK US WITH OUR COMMON SPIRITUALITY.  HERE IN ADATEPE, WE WILL TRAVEL THE WORLD; WE WILL PLAY AND LIVE NATURALLY AWAY FROM OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.  WE ARE LIKE SWEET FRUIT, LIKE GUNS, READY TO EXPLODE IN A FOREST, AND LIKE BLACK BIRDS READY TO GO ON OUR JOURNEY. WILL ...

NAN Workshop – Opening Night

Creative Documentary Development Workshop has kick-started tonight with a special introduction session led by the drama therapist Venetia Benetis from Athens, Greece. Started after a buffet dinner at Taşmektep, the session lasted till midnight, and it seemed at the end that everybody had real great fun. (All photographs by Ada.)

Rain Storm (Coming together in Adatepe)

Today is the welcoming day to the Creative Documentary Workshop of the North Aegean Project. Looks like we have just picked up the right date for it.  There is a serious storm outside, and a hard rain has been pouring down since the morning. The group coming from Istanbul has safely arrived around noon time. The other group coming from Izmir, which also includes those who started from Athens this morning is on its way. But they are missing one ...

In Adatepe – The Day Before

I arrived at Adatepe two days ago, riding through a heavy hail and rain, high winds, and incredibly bright sunny patches of land. Every conceivable shade of green together with thousands of fragrances that the earth so generously offers at this time of the year, accompanied me all along the way. It was a joyful ride, could have been drier, but nevertheless… I’ve found the village as relaxed as ever, peaceful and quiet except for the usual sounds; outside, a ...