The Switch, 200514:00 two channel video
On a Saturday afternoon two men were asked to switch teahouses for one night. Ömer from Yedikule traveled to Üsküdar while Yavuz from Üsküdar went to Yedikule. Cameras following both the men documented the swap. On their way they talk about their relation to their local teahouses, playing, and their experiences in the new teahouse. Even changes to routine which could be perceived as minor, can prompt a detailed reflection and ultimately an appreciation of ones own habits.
The Men: Yavuz Kaya & Ömer GürelProduction assistants: Osman Bingöl& Ahmet ÖgütCamera: Alev Alikoç, Metin Akdemir, Nihan Arisoy, Ebru Yilmaz Translation:Rana ÖztürkThanks: Mehmet & Mehmet, Ipek cafe, Onur Kiraathanesi, Özer Sari, Co-Production,Özlem Belül, Platform Garanti Güncel Sanat MerkeziCommissioned by 9th Istanbul Biennial, supported by FRAME