You are warmly invited to become an intrigued spectator, an observer, an invisible protagonist or simply a passer-by in relation to COnscription, an experiential multimedia installation by Caglar Kimyoncu, at the Old Truman Brewery in May 2013!
A journey inspired by stories from Turkey exploring the call-up to military service for people who don't 'fit the mould'.
A four-channel film will follow the stories of four individuals - a doctor, and three subjects under assessment at a military hospital. Their characters and stories emerge through the imposed intimacy of the hospital setting.
Click here to watch the promo video: https://vimeo.com/58479355
COnscription will encourage people across all sections of society to question misconceptions, assumptions and attitudes around the position of the individual within the social system, and what it means for the two to be at odds, whilst avoiding a judgmental or prescriptive approach.
A series of events and discussion sessions will complement the exhibition in May, aiming to raise awareness about military service and the alienation this creates for some people. They will reveal some of the issues which don't currently have the same international profile as other human rights questions.
Read more and share your thoughts on the COnscription blog: https://conscientiousobjectors.wordpress.com/
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Alternate screenings will include audio description, English captions and Turkish subtitles.
An audio description guide for the exhibition will be available.
Panel discussion events will be British Sign Language interpreted.
Details will be announced in due course. Please contact filmpro for further details.
COnscription is the first project in Conscientious Objectors, a series of collaborative research-based works coming from countries which use conscription and national service.
Click here to find out more: caglark.com/conscription
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The project is funded by the Arts Council England (www.artscouncil.org.uk)
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