Serhat Köksal

aka 2/5 BZ – NO Pipeline NO Exotic

Serhat Köksal has continued to develop his multimedia project 2/5 BZ, initiated in Istanbul in 1986, up until the present day, expressing himself in a wide range of media forms. Besides audiovisual performances like “NO Touristik NO Exotic”, which have been shown internationally, Serhat Köksal has produced an uncountable number of tapes, CDs, video-collages, performances, stickers and Copy-Zines.

In his project “NO Pipeline NO Exotic”, Serhat Köksal aka 2/5 BZ illuminates the common cultural clichés between Orient and Occident in a critical and humorous way, investigating their effects on people’s economic or political situation and individual states of mind. He employs collage and cut-up techniques, found film material, outdoor shots and samples. The project concentrates on concepts such as “cultural pipeline” and “energy dialogue”, presenting them with Soundart and “Planetcore” visuals.

At the opening of the exhibition, which includes a video installation and collage-wallpapers, Serhat Köksal will present his new CD/DVD “NO Exotic” within the context of an improvised live performance in collaboration with sound artist Nicolas Wiese.

07.12. – 23.12.2007
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm
Admission free

7 - 10 pm

Studio 3, Bethanien

Serhat Köksal holds a fellowship from Künstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH within the context of our International Studio Programme.