Artist Talk and Screening; Hakan Akçura, Phuket: Two sides of the Islands

Saturday, 18 February 2012
Phuket: Two Sides of the Islands, Hakan Akçura, 2011 Video sti

The Agent Ria:registerdinart, Middle Eastern Film Festival event at Stills

Phuket: Two Sides of the Island, (2011), a video work by artist Hakan Akçura, will be showing on The Agent Ria:registeredinart channel as part of Edinburgh’s 2012 Middle Eastern Film Festival. This event invites the audience to a collective screening with the artist, where he will introduce this work and discuss his practice.

Phuket: Two Sides of the Islands. Sea Gypsies were the first people to settle in Phuket over 1000 years ago and still survive today selling fish, seashells and craft items to locals and tourists. Akçura’s documentary shows aspects of this community’s contemporary life and the precarious nature of sharing the waters of Thailand’s tourist paradise. 

Artist Hakan Akçura, originally from Turkey, now living and working in Sweden, has exhibited widely across Europe and the Middle East. Recent exhibitions & screenings include: Ars Retorica, Universite Paris 8, Paris;Where Fire Has Struck, DEPO, Istanbul; Videfesta’ 10, Goethe Institute, Ankara; Temps D’Images Festival 2010, Lisbon; and HEP, Sazmanab Project, Tehran.

The Edinburgh 2012 Middle Eastern Film Festival is on at The Filmhouse, 06 - 20 February. Further information is available through the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace.

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the agent ria logo Image: Phuket: Two Sides of the Islands, Hakan Akçura, 2011 Video still