Postcards from ISISTANBUL by 2/5BZ, aka Serhat Köksal (Reboot.fm)
Selected set pieces from Gozel Radio’s 2014-2016 broadcasts : ” Postcards from ISISTANBUL ” .
New global power complexes demand new multi-sensory ways of seeing power and sensing one’s own position in it: new sets of sensory politics. Following the concept of “altered states”—a geopolitics spectralized by sensory overload and dispossession and by the relocation of power in the post-democratic or post-digital era— the 2/5BZ works ” SERHILDUB vs. ISISTANBUL ” reconsider what is (or was) referred to as Sustainable ISISolation States, TISA-ISIStanbul Hologram Doctrines, Spywarezullah Harassment Agencies, Golden Age Palaverel Universes, Eurottoman and Nattoman Empire/Autonomie of Hardcore Ultra Modernism.
2/5BZ, aka Serhat Köksal, has worked as a multimedia artist with various releases in video, music, and literary formats since 1991. The work often balances on the verge of trash, and continuously engages with remakes and collages of music, cinema, speech, and field recordings. 2/5BZ has performed live audiovisual performances under motto ”NO Touristik NO Exotik” in 91 cities in clubs, festivals, squats, and exhibitions.