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Fikret Atay
Lalo's Story
Lalo's Story
2004
Fikret Atay lives in Batman, the city where he was born, located in southeast Anatolia. This border region between Turkey and Iraq, with many ethnic minorities, has suffered decades of military presence, political oppression and poverty. Atay uses video to document this situation and the inevitable dialogue between traditional culture and Western influences. Lalo’s Story portrays a friend interpreting a dengbêj for the grandfather of the artist. The dengbêj is a typical way of telling stories in that region and includes songs and narration about love and war. Although the story is usually told by older people, who have accumulated more wisdom and experience, in the video Atay introduces a break with traditional values and reverses the roles between narrator and audience, in addition to substituting English for the Kurdish language.
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original title
Lalo's Story
year of acquisition
2004
type of object
Audiovisual recording
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Gift of Amics dels Museus de Cataluña
registration number
R.2460
date
2004
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
media
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 4 min 59 s
Copyright
© Fikret Atay
original title
Lalo's Story
registration number
R.2460
date
2004
year of acquisition
2004
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
type of object
Audiovisual recording
media
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 4 min 59 s
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Gift of Amics dels Museus de Cataluña
Copyright
© Fikret Atay
Social life and customs
Identity (Philosophical concept)
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