Individual residencies / Olot


From Monday, 12 September 2022 to Saturday, 17 September 2022

Photographer / Documentary Filmmaker
Portugal and Turkey


Sinem TAS is recently a PhD student at Multi Media Art, at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University and researcher at CIEBA Research Center. She worked as a photojournalist at a local journal covering news and protests in Izmir, Turkey in 2013. She has been a freelance photographer and filmmaker in Lisbon since 2014 and she took part in projects of KINO DOC film courses in Portugal. She completed her master's degree in MultiMedia Art / Photography at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University. In 2017, TAS directed her first documentary film "My Kaaba is HUMAN" which was screened in several film festivals in different countries. The documentary inspired her ongoing project AUTRUI (previously named My Kaaba is HUMAN) where she takes photographs of eyes and documents stories of people from different cultures and countries. TAS participated in group exhibitions in Portugal, Spain and Turkey; had solo exhibitions in Portugal, Turkey and Morocco.


During my residency I want to invite participants of local people who are volunteer to share their stories with me. I would like to have a collective session where I introduce myself to the participants, and explaining the project and the aim. After, the sessions will be individual so that each person can share their stories in comfort and privacy. During individual sessions I will listen and ask prepared questions, conduct interviews, and take photos of the eyes of each person. Afterwards, I would like to schedule an artistic installation including one or more of collected stories during this residency.

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