There are 3 basic conditions for the residency:
(1) The resident should schedule a stay up to 5 days maximum in July, August and September 2013. He / She will be o ered a small room to stay and work and a roof terrace as a studio space. The HAYY RESIDENCY should be understood as being part of the non-pro t musical structure.
(2) The resident has to acquire some new skill or knowledge that helps him to develop his / her contribution to the whole project.
(3) Each resident leaves a result of his / her learning process at the platform. These traces serve as inspirations for the other residents. All work will be included in the Istanbul version of THE STORY OF HAYY in September 2013 and represented in further projects.
During his research at the Hayy Residency Matthis Bacht has secured di erent elements like a modernistic tray from a private collection, parts of the curved roof construction, plastic elements of a historical column and a decorative lamp from an unknown aera. The combination leads us to a new, speculative and architectonically lled symbol, a synthesis of di erent in uences in this metropolis.
"S A C E R" refers to the holy that we are not allowed to name though it would loose its holy status and becomes profane. Hüseyin Karakaya scratches a hole into one of the walls on the terrace to speak a word into it. Then the hole gets filled again.
David Bernstein ́s „Funnelumpet Pong“ is a device for transmission between two islands, Europe and USA. Before traveling to USA, he invited a group of friends and artists to give him tasks to perform while traveling around the country on a road trip for one month. After these tasks were received and expressed in USA, they hit a ping pong paddle and bounced back to Europe where they will be shown at the HAYY RESIDENCY in Istanbul.
Andy Slemenda stages materials, clandestinely. His works cast the individual, against larger structures of thought and order. Reimagining the narratives that shape experience.
In reference to the moment of transcendence in „the self-taught philosopher“ by Ibn Tufail Antje Feger & Benjamin Stumpf sent an encoded excerpt into the cityscape of Istanbul with rejected sunlight using a self-constructed heliograph: „Oculus non vidit, nec auris audivit.“. ( 1 Kor 2,9) („Neither Eye hath seen, nor Ear heard.“)
Carlotta Werner stayed for the longest time on the terrace. She got inspired by the shapes she could see on the surrounding roofs- and developed a series of functioning bowls. She observed the birds passing the terrace and translated them into a series of drawings.