A frequented art space established in the old Bomonti Brewery, Bomontiada has a rich program of performances and film screenings this week.
As part of Proje Difüzyon, "Yellow Journey" is an audio-guided tour navigating people through the Bomonti district of Istanbul. Directed by Zinnure Türe, the performances from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4 follow both the voice of the neighborhood and the emergence of a new story in the Bomonti district, seen as one of the cultural and physical transformations thanks to its architecture and multicultural structure.
"ELLİPSİS," directed by Fatih Gençkal, who is the founding general art director of A Corner in the World Festival, presents a story of destruction inspired by the ancient Greek tragedy of Trojan women. The performance attempts to describe the unavoidable downfall of all systems, combining perception of the world and the body's positioning at the center of the universe and the failure of rationality, accidentally, and the borders of imagination. The performance creates a meaning hierarchy in the world of disasters, journeys, wars, gods and people where bodies and place have been manipulated by off-stage factors around a complicated story.
"My Suburban Stories," directed by Yunus Ozan Korkut, will be shown at Bomontiada ALT in cooperation with Başka Sinema on Nov. 5. The narrative is in the Ceyhan district of Adana province, and it witnesses the stories of neighborhoods. The film looks at the people of the city, which becomes popular cultural material around the country with events that include comedy and more serious matter. Singaporean film "Apprentice" will also be at Bomontiada ALT in cooperation with Başka Sinema on Nov. 5. The film tells the story of 28-year-old Malay correctional officer Aiman, who is recently assigned to the region's top prison and takes an interest in the prison's 65-year-old chief executioner Rahim.