Single channel 2K (2048 × 853) video, audio, 29’ 11”
Desire Lines /Tarot & Chess/ portrays universal patterns of human behaviour and their relationship to past, present and future, looking through the prism of literary expressions articulated by Italo Calvino in his book ‘The Castle of Crossed Destinies’ (1973). In Calvino’s book “through the sequence of the pictures stories are told, which the written word tries to reconstruct and interpret.” In Desire Lines /Tarot & Chess/ the stories are told by sequences of moving images and fragmented speech. The interpretations of the tarot cards allude to classic tales such as Faust and Shakespearean narratives such as Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear.
Cinefication - Tarot and Chess
The conceptual framework of Cinefication - Tarot and Chess is based on interpretations of classical tales told by tarot and the game of chess. The film portrays the dynamics, and the universal patterns of human behaviour and their relationship to past, present and future, looking through the prism of literary expressions.
Writers: Arnold Barkus and Ergin Çavuşoğlu
Director of Photography: Nikos Welter
Executive Producer: Platform 0090
Producers: FLACC and Extra City
Director: Ergin Çavuşoğlu
Composer: Esben Tjave
Music performed by Esben Tjalve and Andrea Di Biase
WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM
SAHA (Istanbul), Middlesex University (London) and Stad Antwerpen
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Mihnea Mircan; Toerisme Lanaken; Mathieu Maesen: vzw Renovatie Rekem; vzw Politiemuseum Antwerpen, Wommelgem; Mieke Senden, restaurant Poortgebouw, Rekem; Annemie Vanlaethem, FORUM TRIANGULARE vzw; Pierre Laumont
Apr 29 – Mei 31, 2020Istanbul Modern,
Ergin Çavuşoğlu - Desire Lines / Tarot and Chess at “Artists’ Film International”
Istanbul Modern presents Artists’ Film International, a program featuring videos, animations, and short films by artists from around the world
Every language is more than an instrument of communication between members of the community to which it belongs, it also represents cultural accumulation. Language is a tool for individuals to convey their thoughts and an important determinant of how they perceive and express the world around them.
Language and various insights related to language are the theme of this year's Artists’ Film International program. On the invitation of Istanbul Modern, artist Ergin Çavuşoğlu is participating in the program with his video “Desire Lines / Tarot and Chess”. The video will be screened by Istanbul Modern and other international program partners throughout 2020.
Aug 21 – Okt 2, 2016Kasteel d'Aspremont-Lynden,
"Do Boomerangs Always Come Back?" - met Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Nikita Kadan, Elias Ghekiere
Mrt 10 – Jun 25, 2016Rampa Gallery,
Ergin Çavuşoğlu - Which Sun Gazed Down On Your Last Dream?
Feb 5-28, 2016Extra City,
The Image Generator II - Ergin Çavuşoğlu