Merve Ertufan
Podcast Series

Side by Side is a sound project that brings together a professional and an amateur on a certain subject. It has a similar format to radio shows and podcast series; with one moderator and two guests. The fields which are the subject matter are: Culinary Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Music, and Literature. Each segment showcases two different takes on the field in question – two methodologies, two working systems and most importantly, two manners in which an attribution manifests itself in the speaker.

Moderators: Yavuz Parlar, Suna Kafadar
Guests: Kaan Öner, Selim Süme; Esra Acar, Ali İhsan Pirgan; Savaş Ertufan, Uğur Akbaba; Emir Yeşil, Nihan Aydın; Ömer Erdem, Kaya Özkuş
*Produced with the support of SPOT Production Fund.

- For more information on the project, and to listen to the podcast series please click here. (

Sound Installation
Sound duration: 1:14:15

Based on the podcast series, the sound installation focuses on the ‘dynamics of the dialogue’. How ‘expectations a title brings’ are manifested within the conversations, how the participants relate to one another, how their language (verbal and tonal) change in return. Realized for the exhibition titled Everyone Could Be a Sculptor One Day: 20/09 -13/12/2014, part of Produce 2 program of SPOT Production Fund.

Exhibition view: Everyone Could Be a Sculptor One Day / Photo: Ege Kanar

Edit for Güncelleme: a radio show on contemporary art
Sound duration: 20:09

Based on the podcast series, a special edit was made for the Güncelleme program: a radio show on contemporary art at 94.9FM Açık Radyo. This edit focuses on ‘how the professionals and the amateurs define their own titles’, ‘what those definitions entail’, and ‘how the participants themselves feel within the borders of these definitions’.
- The sound work is in Turkish, but you can find an English translation via clicking here.

94.9 Açık Radyo'da yer alan Güncelleme: Bir Güncel Sanat Programı için podcast kayıtlarından seçilerek kurgulanan özel bir edit. Bu versiyon profesyonel ve amatör ünvanlarının nasıl tanımlandığına, bu titrlerin ne anlamlar taşıdığına, ve konukların bu tanımlamalar içinde nasıl hissettiklerine odaklanıyor.

- To go to Güncelleme's website, click here.
- Güncelleme programının websitesini ziyaret etmek için tıklayın.