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"Beni sevmiyorsun - You don't love me" (Installation)

Introduced in 1995 and discontinued in 1996 officially - "being cited as among the worst Apple products of all time (Wikipedia)" - a left over PowerBook 5300 CS, still operating, still somehow function-able, reading, and reading, and reading, over and over the same phrase in Turkish, the language of the place where it was abandoned for a newer, faster, bigger and beautiful white iMac: "Beni sevmiyorsun" (You don't love me)

I worked with this computer for about 4 years. We moved together to Turkey and settled in Ankara in 1998. In 1999 and 2000 it was the demo machine for my interactive installations "Pikselstreet" as well as the interactive experiment "AIEOU" later using its text to speech functions. Since 2001 finally it stayed in my cupboard. I remember during one of my earlier visits to Ankara it was falling down and hit the screen. There was no reliable Apple service around, just a guy named Remzi at a sales place. He fixed it somehow, but if you look close, you see the monitor still caries its wound at the back of the computer... Remzi became the number one Apple service guy in Ankara.

Information about the 5300. "Beni sevmiyorsun" was exhibited during the Video Vortex Exhibition in Split/Croatia in May 2009.

Tablemovies at BilkentWorld Wide Table Movies

- Videoinstallation and DVD Project, website hosted by PYROMEDIA.ORG, New York - THE LIST of the first screening DVD
Georgia tablemovies Table Movies are recorded in restaurants, cafes, bars, at train stations, airports, hotels, maybe classrooms, studies – wherever a table is or can be. Table Movies are fragments of time and view – not manipulated through editing, not operated during recording, not reframed; pure shots.
Table Movies are mostly spontaneously, not really setted up or framed, but have one general condition in common: the way they are created.Table Movies are based on the concept of placing the camera with a limited cinematographic setup in the position of an “seeing” object on a table, wherever this table is standing. Table Movies’ moviemaker is the initiator, selecting the view of the camera, the direction, and the focal length, leaving focus and aperture to the automatic settings of the apparatus. Table Movies’ camera morphs in a cup of coffee, a glass, a vase full of flowers, a stack of books, and while recording registers a fragment of time and space, a limited view. It’s a point of view of an object, a registration and a becoming. ...



Blinkeye Cinema -

Vision and Body Based Interaction with Classic Movies
Murat Karamuftuoglu and Andreas Treske

Interactive Cinema Installation and Research Project by Murat Karamuftuoglu and Andreas Treske to be shown at the "4th International Conference on Design and Emotion", 12 - 14 July 2004 -
The main aim of the installation is to experience classic movies from history of the cinema in new ways, in a new internal time, cut (edited) according to our internal clock, specific to each individual viewer. The user/viewer interacts with the movies in a number of ways, the most important of which is eye blinking: blinking the eyes causes the film to jump to the next cut (edit) point. Walter Murch, one of the most celebrated film editors, in his book ‘In the Blink of an Eye’, sees the cut as the equivalent, in filmatic terms, of the blink in human behaviour. He argues that ideally the cut or edit points in a film should correspond to the moment the viewer would blink. If this is the case, he argues, the audience would never notice the editing of a scene, because they would blink simultaneously with the cuts. We implement in this project a method which edits films on the fly based on the viewer’s organic punctuation marks, such as, eye blink and breathing rhythm. The installation also enables the separation of the sound, visual and narrative fields of a movie and makes possible “game play” as an alternative means of interacting with movies. We have selected three “classic movies” from the history of the cinema for this installation. These are:
• “Nanook of the North” by Flaherty (1915)
• “Nosferatu” by Murnau (1927)
• “Psycho” by Hitchcock (1960)
Each representing one of the three major turning points in the history of the cinema:
• a silent documentary movie
• a silent fiction movie
• a sound movie or talkie.


AIEOU - Interactive Multimedia Installation

Exhibited at SANART Conference, METU Ankara June 2002



PIKSEL II V.1.0 - Interactive Multimedia Installation

Exhibited at Gallery Perve, Lisbon/Portugal Dec. 2001 – February 2002


Exhibitied at Split International Festival for Film and New Media September 2002


Exhibited at Ankara Filmfestival, December 2002


Interactive, dramatic multimedia Installation for SANART, Ankara, June 2000, including developing of sensor barrier-systems for location control and interaction with computer, Lingo programming in Macromedia Director for interactive behaviors and responses, design and setup of installation in container with three spaces.

© Andreas Treske 2002-09 / Last updated May 2009

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