DESCRIPCIÓN: “The Hive” takes a look at the unplanned urbanization, which has been paraded under the guise of “urban renewal”, Istanbul has been undergoing for many years. This unplanned urbanization creates mega cities made out of concrete, by destroying the existing historical and cultural legacy. This situation is conveyed through the visualization of Marx’s bee and machine metaphor. This metaphor exemplifies how, due to the heavy work load, the workers become mechanical; how they are not only exposed to the adverse effects of this workload but even pay for it with their lives. They are forced to work at such a speed and yet this speed leads to the creation of both abundance, but also nothingness. At the same time, the metaphor represents the impossibility for the workers to own the very building they help produce. In this sense, “The Hive”, focuses on the workers’ working conditions, contract labor, human rights and urban renewal.
- IDIOMA ORIGINAL: Sin diálogos
- IDIOMA DE SUBTÍTULOS: ninguno
- AÑO DE PRODUCCIÓN: 2014
- PAÍS DE PRODUCCIÓN: Turquía
- Dirección: Duygu Nazlı Akova
- DURACIÓN: 4´
Duygu Nazlı Akova aims to criticize political authority with her political themed works through photography, video and installation. By using the experimental language that puts viewer perception and the plurality of these media in the center, she examines issues such as human rights, freedom, social inequality, consumerism, urban life, immigration, media and justice.
She was born in 1981 in İstanbul. She proceeded to get a master graduate degree and complete a thesis on “Reality of War Photography” from Marmara University, Institute of Fine Arts, Department of Photography in 2011. Since 2012 she is currently working on her PhD degree at Yıldız Technical University, Department of Art and Design. She is a teaching assistant at Istanbul Kültür University, Department of Communication Design since 2006 and studying on her individual works as well.