Artist Spotlight: Volkan Ergen
Immersive urban avant-garde film, or what a tabby cat has to do with the Bosphorus at night.
By Maria Popova
Turkish filmmaker Volkan Ergen does what we like to call “immersive urban avant-garde cinematography” – film that fully submerges you into the aura of a city, from its sights and sounds, to its distinct color scheme, to its can’t-quite-put-your-finger-on feel.
In Two Wings, he explores the rich magnetism of a stroll down the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Shot in Ergen’s signature split screen, the film is all afternoon decadence of light and color, oozing the tangible and raw sounds of the city, embraced by a hypnotic music score
Expect captures the inner quietude of waiting amidst the loudness of one’s surroundings.
Published January 28, 2009