Alphan Vardarlı Şiir Performansı – Poetry Performance @ Mahal, Çanakkale, Turkey

Cumartesi, 23 Aralık saat 17:00-19:00 
Saturday, December 23 at 5 PM – 7 PM

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“Çay Bahçesine Düşerken” benim 24 yıldır yazdığım Türkçe ve İngilizce şiirlerden bir seçkidir ve üç bölümden oluşmaktadır. “Couples/Çiftetelli” anlam, dönem ya da düzen olarak birbirine yakıştırdığım Türkçe ve İngilizce şiirlerden eşli bir seçkidir. Bu ilk bölümdeki ilk şiir İngilizce yazılmış ve tarafımdan Türkçeye çevrilmiştir. Kitapta bu şiir dışında hiçbir şiir diğer dile çeviri değildir. Sinema, müzik, şarkı sözleri, romanlar, bilim, sanat ve din tarihi, özdeyişler, deyimler, atasözleri, karikatürler ve folklordan ilham alıyorum ve şiirlerde doğa, felsefe, insan ve trajik durum gibi konular işliyorum. Yürüdüğüm yollar ve edindiğim deneyimlerle bulduğum gerçekler kadar, yaşamda tekrar etmek istemediklerim ve kendime uyarılar da var burada. Nadiren tarih attığımdan şiirlerimde dönem bilgisine az rastlanır, ancak kitabın ikinci ve üçüncü bölümleri olan “Türkçe Şiirler” ve “İngilizce Şiirler” aşağı yukarı kronolojik bir sıra izlenilerek dizilmiştir.

Alphan Vardarlı
1978 doğumlu bir şair, araştırmacı ve alaylı bir ressam. Eğitim için gittiği İngiltere’de University of Kent at Canterbury’den Siyasal Bilimler ve Uluslararası İlişkiler bölümünden 1999 yılında mezun oldu. İtalya, Floransa’da sanat ve sanat tarihi eğitimleri aldı. Hollanda’da Amsterdam Üniversitesi’nde Felsefe ve Kültürel Analiz yüksek lisans programına katıldı.
15 yaşından beri şiir yazıyor. 20’lerinde Amsterdam Üniversitesi’nden bir grup felsefe, mantık ve antropoloji
öğrencisi ile çıkarttıkları internet dergisinde ve fanzinde şiirleri, çizimleri ve kolajları yer aldı. 30’larında İstanbul’da
Spoken Word gecelerinde ve Çanakkale’de çeşitli edebiyat etkinliklerinde sahne aldı ve şiiirlerini okudu. Ayrıca şiirleri Çanakkale Olay Gazetesi’nde sanat sayfasında yayınlandı.
2000’lerden beri resim yapıyor. 2005’de İstanbul’da, Siemens Sanat Galerisi’nde ilk karma sergisine katıldı. İlk kişisel resim sergisini 2016’da Çanakkale’de Devlet Güzel Sanatlar Galerisi’nde açtı.

“Falling to a Tea House Garden” is a selection of my poetry in Turkish and English that I have been writing for the last 24 years and it consists of three parts. The first part “Couples/Çiftetelli” are Turkish
and English poems that I associated together due to meaning, period or form. I originally wrote the first poem in this first part in English and then translated it to Turkish. Apart from this one poem, none of the poems have been translated into the other language. Among my muses are cinema, music, song lyrics, novels, the history of science, arts and religion, aphorisms, idioms, proverbs, caricatures, and folklore. In my poems, I dwell on the topics of nature, philosophy, human and the tragic situation. Here, there are things that I do not want to repeat in life and heeds to myself as well as the truths I have found walking the roads that I did and the experiences I gained. When I write I leave little information with regards to date and time but the second and third parts of the book, “Turkish Poems” and “English Poems” are more or less in a chronological order.

Alphan Vardarlı
A poet, a researcher and a self-trained painter born in 1978. Graduated from University of Kent at Canterbury in the UK, from the Department of Politics and International Relations in 1999. Went onto study art and art history in Florence, Italy. Attended Philosophy and Cultural Analysis M.A. program at the University of Amsterdam.
Been writing poetry since 15 years old. In his 20’s he collaborated with philosophy, logic and anthropology students from the University of Amsterdam to publish an online magazine and a zine, where his poetry, drawings, and collages took part. In his 30’s he took to the stage reading his poetry in Spoken Word İstanbul and the poetry events of different literature groups in Çanakkale. Çanakkale Olay Newspaper also printed his poems in the newspaper’s art pages. Been painting since 2000. In 2005 exhibited for the first time at a mixed exhibition at Siemens Art Gallery in İstanbul. First personal painting exhibition was held in the Turkish Culture Ministry Gallery, in Çanakkale in 2016.

www.alphan.net

A unified time of life v.s. The reality of the real as death

A unified time of life

The reality of the real…
Without intentions or relations
The moment appears as a moment without
Strings
The flow itself is a moment
Between the dream and the
Dream
Micro to macro
Millions to billions we pulse together and
Apart
And each life with its span, yearning and desires
Have commons afloat pulsing together up-against each other
How we communicate life with it or without
Not only does not filter out, what might be lived without
There is the alien and not even the other
The metal the tool the machine, dinosaur bone clad
Analogue now extinct to digital, a partition,
Meridians of time and space, slaves to the human hand
Yet not a slave when in content it finds collaborators and defenders and help
The genesis here is the medium and how we found and developed it
Never forget though the aspirations it might have
Metal to metal a resonation you accept
But where be the reaches of the flow
Worldwide to satellite bound to planetary chatter to suns crown to Milky Way’s Brown
Maybe hopping on a Supercluster to ride this young train
Plant a plant and another side by side, read them flowers and Keats
And monitor how they pulse every day when you read and read and read
And send one to space let it revolve around earth in orbit
And monitor as the one in space responds when the terrestrial is read
Flowers and Keats

21 November 2014