www.coffeedeposits.nl [Flash previews]

this project made possible by
The European Cultural Foundation



The Persistence of Vision::Görüntüsü Kaldı

@ 1PM JANUARY 19th, 2012

**Optional viewing method: After staring at the 3 dots immediately turn to a white wall (eyes open) and see the retinal image burn onto the surface of a wall, etc.

*thanks to our Istanbul based collaborators (Kozavisual) & (frOZen project) for their contribution to the persistence of vision(s)::görüntüsü kaldı

Coming soon to the LAYAR AR BROWSER


phantom guide/cup détournement(s)/screen shots from the Boyaz to Istanbul Modern

documentation from the augmented reality project Pera pARkours (BETA) Cup Intervention POI's

screen grab mobile web page-


and on the Boyaz... 

...and yes they even found their way to Istanbul Modern's 
"sculpture garden"during ISEA and 
the Biennial (Sept. 2011)

... and from our archive of participant screen shots--
spotted hovering over the roof tops at sunset... 

more to follow ... 


Embark to Pera pARkours - Tour/Intervention

Pera pARkours is a work-in-progress that uses Augmented Reality (Layar) to re/dis/locate fragments from the archive of our interactive cross-media project Coffee Deposits::: Topologies of Chance into public space. These locative "post-scripts" explore a small radius in the Pera/Galata vicinity to uncover disparate narratives weaving both fictive and documentary elements that include past Armenian presences, the détournement of cup reading to neo/geo-caching for prophetic visions.

Extension of Pera pARkours ... 
Phantom/Hayalet Cup Détournement is STILL accessible on Layar in Istanbul and beyond. 
For viewing: Download the LAYAR brower 
on your smart phone http://www.layar.com/
Search for tour: Pera pARkours and launch project.

TOUR  ::: Pera pARkours full tour off-line  
Ubiquitous intervention still accessible on LAYAR
  Start at the bottom of the Camondo stairs in Galata/Pera just off of Banklar Cadessi and mapped to coordinates:  http://tinyurl.com/6l4329e Enable in LAYAR settings to the smallest radius (100 meters) for viewing tour. -BRING HEADPHONES FOR AUDIO/VIDEO  See post on ARtour workshop:

*Pera (also known as Galata) was a district in Constantinople
(established circa 13th century as a Genoese trading colony) north of
the Golden Horn, which now encompasses parts of Beyoğlu, Karaköy,
Tophane, Tarlabaşı, Cihangir etc. Pera originates from Greek, meaning
"beyond or across" and the district was particularly known for its
presence of Greek, Armenian, Italian, and Jewish residents and
businesses. See more documentation:


Pera pARkours at ISEA Workshop (Sabancı University)

Workshop was really inspiring-
see Margriet Schavemaker's tweets on 
Augmented RealityWorkshop/ISEA
::::::::more screen grabs and results to follow::::::


Augmented Reality tour [BETA] coming soon to Istanbul

We are taking part in the ISEA workshop, Augmented Istanbul given by the ARtours team (Margriet Schavemaker and Hein Wils) from the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. We will introduce a sample work-in-progress section "Pera PARkours" made in LAYAR using the content management system VISAR and is an augemented extension of Topologies of Chance--

Workshop begins at 9am on Thursday Sept. 15th at Sabanci University at the 
:::stay tuned::: 


TOPOLOGIES OF CHANCE - Extended Project Description

Coffee Deposits:::Topologies of Chance is contoured into an interactive Flash environment, a hybrid between documentary forms and the ludic. The work traces a  multiplicity of layers and movements in Istanbul via mobile and ad-hoc Turkish coffee encounters: a slow mapping of unpredictable and rapidly shifting urban patterns and diverse stories and accounts by those who inhabit, walk, dwell, witness, work and protest in the city. The artists attempted in parallel to augment these encounters with geo-located traces. Subsequently, after navigating ambiguous coffee codes, divination, coffee sediments, and GPS strategies became ambient mediums or phantom guides. Topologies of Chance unfolds a series of counter-cartographies and articulates and speculates multiple viewpoints and disorientations, sometimes ironically via diverging and non-linear traversals within screen and street interfaces. A sampling of traversals include: contours of transgender im/mobilities; past Armenian presences; the encroaching obsolescence of the junk recyclers trade, to the tracing of so-called 'urban renewal' projects.
Sections: Pattern Recognition; Belly of Istanbul; Mediums; Palimpsest; Mobile Networks; Contours; Tracause- For online previews: www.coffeedeposits.nl



Group exhibition:
-RECOLLECTED-  opening on June 5th at het GLAZEN HUIS -Amsterdam

Press release
ZET Foundation organizes the exhibition Recollected at het Glazen Huis in Amstelpark, June 5th to June 26th. At 15:00 Marens Engelhard, director of the (Amsterdam) Municipal Archive, will open the Recollected exhibition at het Glazen Huis, located in Amstelpark.

For this exhibition the ZET Foundation invited eight artists to create and show a work inspired by the act of collecting, exploring the diverse uses of this term. In their works, the artists make use of archive materials, impressions, stories, and pre-existing objects. Collecting is understood as a verb that refers to a subjective action in which personal contexts, interests, and encounters are part of the process. Artists' interpretations and interventions become the basis of new images/works. The collective presentation, in turn, may become the source of new experiences and memories.
Participating artists
Jabu Arnell
Tina Bastajian/Seda Manavoglu
Ruta Butkute
Kristiina Koskentola
Doina Kraal
Emilio Novani
Apostolos Ntelakos
5 juni  t/m 26 juni Glazenhuis- Amstelpark.
open thursdays to sundays, 12-5, and by appointment 
-Topologies ... was supported by the www.eurocult.org


i-Docs (symposium at Watershed Media Centre, Bristol)

"Traversing Topologies of Chance" project presentation is scheduled for the upcoming i-Docs symposium--March 25, 2011.
[A lab/symposium dedicated to the rapidly evolving field of interactive documentary]. Final programme now online-  http://i-docs.org


navigation | dvd-rom previews now online @ www.coffeedeposits.nl

**need current Flash player, and may take time to load video depending on your internet connection. Click on table image to continue to preview. For full screen- 
@ http://www.coffeedeposits.nl/dvd/dvd.html


Upcoming workshop at amber'10 conference_Istanbul Modern

We will be giving a workshop/presentation:
[locative contours, residua and documentary inclinations] 
as part of 'Datacity'
progamme now online:


navigation screen


pattern recognition:contours:mediums: belly of Istanbul: palimpsest:mobile networks:tracause


Simulation/Navigation clip

screen shot ::: belly of Istanbul:::
a FLASH based interactive locu_mentary project: formations variable

DVD-ROM available on request

Dvd-Rom / edition of 250 silk screen covers with a hint of coffee aroma


screen shots

Historical post-cards: Tokatlyan Hotel, Yuksek Kaldirim, and Sarkis Bey Island. From the collection of Orlando Carlo Calumeno. Included in the book: "Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago" edited by Osman Koker-

node:::mobile networks

node:::pattern recognition

node:::mobile networks


Project Credits

In situ(s) navigated with:
Osman Köker :Sevgi Ortaç: Güliz Sağlam : Deniz Deniz : Emmanuel Kofi Gavu:
James Gachanja: Berke Bas: Gulizar Kurt: Ulas Akin: Esme: Fatma: Hakan: Umit: Engin: 
Bilal: Ibrahim  …the belly of Istanbul

Conceived as the research project:
Coffee Deposits:::Siting Maps in Cups | Tina Bastajian

camera/editing/sound/interactive dramaturgy | Tina Bastajian and Seda Manavoğlu,
Flash by Steve Green | www.stevegreen.nl
Translations | Mustafa Özbek
Telephone call and coffee fortune re-enactment | Devrim Gölkuşu
DVD cover design and layout | Salome Schmuki and Eva Moulaert 
Orlando Carlo Calumeno for the digital re-use of selected historical postcards from his collection as shown in Osman Köker's traveling post-card exhibition "Sireli Yeghpayrs (My Dear Brother): Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago" and edited book. 
Thanks to:
Marion Traenkle
Özcan Alper
Wanda Strauven
Imagined Futures research group (Universiteit van Amsterdam-ASCA)
Begum O. Firat
Pinar Seyrek
Anne van Es
Tom van Klingeren


project website is online

 Coffee Deposits:::Topologies of Chance 


city edges by ambulation & kahve detour #3

[umit stops to reload his mobile phone, seda decides to turn off the
gps logger as she ...]


Tahtakale district and Tahmis Sokak

Residue from the 16th century coffeehouse district and the coffee roasting street is still present albeit under the auspices of coffee mogel "Kurukahveci Mehmet Effendi." Young men perform the thorny journey of coffee in micro--which let us not forget, is the 2nd biggest export after oil. Passing from hand to hand, ... a human conveyor belt of coffee roasters, packers, packet folders, sellers, etc.-

-We ask them "where are your beans from?"

In unison they answer:


The enlarged journey [Brazil, Columbia, San Salvador] is erased with "Mehmet Effendi's" demonstrations...

:::to be continued:::


Coffee Deposits (aka) ∴ Fincan İçinde Kartografi ∴

⇔09.09.09 ⇔ First stop Kadikoy, Istanbul

⇔09.10.09 ⇔ Pick-up coffee beans from courier at Haymatlos Bar, Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul @~ECLECTIC TECH CARNIVAL~Shipment to Istanbul via Feral Trade Project by artist Kate Rich. http://www.feraltrade.org/

images courtesy: www.feraltrade.org/

-Waybill details ⇔San Salvador⇔ Istanbul


a second-hand approach to GPS / Istanbul

Looking for the right GPS device to use in Istanbul? Mapping forum answers all...

screen grab

url: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/navigation-maps-compass-gps/turkey-istanbul-gps-34961

>>GPS >> the analogue version ...