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Point of Departure: Ergin Cavusoglu and Professor Tim Cresswell

Artist Ergin Çavuşoğlu in conversation with Chair in Human Geography at Royal Holloway University, Professor Tim Cresswell

“The rich and mesmerising visual style of Çavuşoğlu’s video installations have attracted a lot of attention recently. His work has an intensity that sets it apart from the dominant documentary style of video or photo-based art.” Craig Burnett, The Guardian

This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the work of Ergin Çavuşoğlu. Raised in Bulgaria as part of the Turkish minority and now based in London, Çavuşoğlu draws on his personal experience of migration to create video works which are meditations on the contingent borders between ‘old’ and ‘new’ Europe.

His most recent exhibition Point of Departure transforms the mundane activities of Stansted and Trabzon airports into strange, beautiful and unsettling frontier points.

Çavuşoğlu was short-listed for the Beck's Futures Prize in 2004 and exhibits in the British Art Show 6 which tours to Bristol in summer 2006. The artist’s talk and excerpts from recent works will be followed by a response from Professor Tim Cresswell, a human geographer and incumbent Chair of Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. Tim Cresswell has authored four books on the role of space and mobility in cultural life, including Place: A Short Introduction Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.


Professor Tim Cresswell | talks
Ergin Çavuşoğlu | talks | www


Date and Time:

7 June 2006 at 6:30 am


2 hours



16 Narrow Quay
0117 917 2300
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Organised by:

Situations at University of the West of England, Bristol
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£3 (£2 concession)

Available from:

Arnolfini box office - 0117 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Additional Information:

Situations is a research and commissioning programme which investigates the significance of place and context in contemporary art. This conversation forms part of the Material City strand organised in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol and Arnolfini. Material City is funded by the Arts Council England.

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