Documentation and Commissioned Works 2019-2022
Garp Sessions is a summer programme that was started in 2019 by Ayşe İdil İdil and Deniz Kırkalı. Taking place yearly in Babakale, a fishing town in Turkey, it brings participants together around different themes every iteration. Garp Sessions: Documentation and New Commissions 2019-2022 brings together texts and visual material from past participants Ada Özsar, Ali Yalgın, Amelie Wedel, Aslı Özdoyuran, Ayşe Draz, Burak Taşdizen, Cem Örgen, David Horvitz, Ekin Can Göksoy, Ezgi Tok, Ezgi Hamzaçebi & Lara Ögel, Gizem Karakaş, Larissa Araz, Maryam al Khasawneh and Ulufer Çelik, neither absent nor present participant Ayşe Köklü, as part of nocturne platform Gerko Egert, and a conversation between Garp Sessions and Fisun Yalçınkaya. It also features interviews with Cooking Sections, Knifemaker Doğan Tosun, and Babakale Beautification, Culture, and Solidarity Association. The book aims to create further opportunities for dialogue between past participants from different years as well as members of our extended Garp Sessions community. It documents and reflects on the sessions in Babakale, produces new works in response to these encounters, and includes voices from the village. In that sense, it is a documentation as well as it is a commissioning platform.