“Back in town, in an empty shop-front near the main square (the festival ‘hub’), German artist Christoph Schäfer and his compatriot DJ Booty Carrell created Stüdyo Mistranslasion. While Carrell span records from his extensive collection of Afrofuturism, Turkofuturism and 1970s Anatolian funk, Schäfer painted the walls with an acid dream of mythical creatures and flying saucers: local lore and Byzantine iconography re-imagined and expanded, rendered in a loose graphic style borrowed from the Edo-period Japanese artist Hiroshige. Schäfer and Carrell are based in Hamburg, and explained that some of the best new Turkish music is currently being made there by artists whose parents were amongst the hundreds of thousands of Gastarbeiter (guest workers), recruited in the 1960s to drive the booming post-war West German economy. (A ‘rotation clause’ in the 1961 German-Turkish treaty originally gave migrant labourers a two-year work permit, after which time it was expected that they would return to their home country. Many stayed on after this stipulation was removed in 1964. and it is now estimated that there are around three million Turkish citizens living in Germany.) Stüdyo Mistranslasion was about music as migration: beats borrowed and recombined; things distinct but shared – including by the guys sweeping the street outside, who came in to listen and discuss, only to return later with music unknown to Schäfer and Carrell. Of all the projects, this felt the most supple: the best attuned to both the possibilities of dialogue (even when wordless) and the realities of its failure.”
Amy Sherlock: Postcard from Anatolia – A report from the second edition of the Cappadox festival, in frieze, June 18, 2016
All fotos (c) Margit Czenki 2016
Bağlama Player Sükrü from Uchisar giving a spontaneous concert at Stüdyo Mistranslasion / Cappadox 2016 from Christoph Schaefer on Vimeo.
Bağlama Player Sükrü from Uchisar giving a spontaneous concert at Stüdyo Mistranslaşion / Stüdyo Yanlış Çeviri / Cappadox 2016
“Under influence of the Sun Ra Arkestra and affiliated artist Ayé Aton and seventies Anatolian Psychedelic Rock as well as rockformations, Mr. Christoph Schäfer and Mr. DJ Booty Carrell run Stüdyo Mistranslaşion / Stüdyo Yanlış Çeviri in the Cappadox 2016 Festival “Let’s Cultivate Our Garden”. Pop by, and tune into Booty’s fine selection of minority beats and delve into Christoph’s 270° landscape wall painting. Hang out and chill in a space full of poetic and orientalist misinterpretations and be a part of a playful new vision of a possible future mistranslated from the rubble of history and a bastardized present.
Stüdyo Mistranslasion kicks off on May 18, will be active and in co-production during the festival, and open to be enjoyed in it’s finished state till the end of the exhibition on June 12.
You find us opposite the mosque in “1. Kale Sk.” on Uchisar Square.
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…and, yes, after Stüdyo Mistranslasion was finished, the Golden Pudel Club in Hamburg has published the vinyl album Pudel Produkte 28 – Altin Kanis Klübü
The music selection is by Booty Carrell / Sebastian Reier, the cover is taken directly from Stüdyo Mistranslasion’s wall drawing by Christoph Schäfer. Listen to the preview and order it following the links above.
Christoph Schaefer & DJ Booty Carrell, Stüdyo Yannış Tercüme, 2016 / Stüdyo Mistranslaşion, 2016 from Kevser Guler on Vimeo.
Some images and associations that guide our mission.
Sun Ra Mothership Space is the Place
Sun Ra Mothership Space is the Place
Bricollaged Paradise (Abd al Samad, 1551, pieced together from two drawings + lettering + frame + gold)
Süper Stereo Psychedelic Turkofuturism
The People from Uchisar by Christoph
Another wonderful find by Booty Carrell and Felix Kubin:
Slipstream, 80ies Starwars-like B-Movie shot in Cappadocia
Yor the hunter from the future, Fulya’s fave from the 70ties