Lenka Klimesava, Ekmel Ertan and Payman Abbasian at amberPlatform

Candlelight and Its Side Effects - Interactive installation by Payman Abbasian
Candlelight and Its Side Effects – Interactive installation by Payman Abbasian

amberPlatform opens

A new place at the intersection of art and technology, amberPlatform, will open its doors to artists and art followers on February 26th, 2010 at 7.30 pm.

amberPlatform aims to become a permanent center for research, production, and sharing of art and technology and will provide a space for seminars, workshops, artist presentations, exhibitions, and performances. The center also initiated a residency program, which will compose a backdrop for international communion and partnerships with projects of cultural exchange and collaboration including artists and initiatives which do not partake in the widespread artistic circulation networks.

BIS – Body Process Arts Association is an Istanbul-based initiative that aims to explore artistic forms of expression at the conjunction of the body and the digital process. amberPlatform is established by BIS in partnership with Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency. BIS has been organizing amberFestival and amberConference, also established amberNetwork, an international network of people who work on Arts and Technology, and continues to work on the field.

amberPlatform will be opening on February 26th, 2010 at 7:30 pm with a performance by Korhan Erel and Sevket Akinci and will be hosting its first exhibition in the following week which will include Candle Lights and Its Side Effects by Payman Abbasian, Future Kiss by Lenka Klimesava and Blow-In by Ekmel Ertan.