Thank you to everyone who made MIND THE GAP possible and a huge success! We are grateful for all the support we have received in creating a multi-media, multi-platform event bringing together artists and scholars in Istanbul and beyond. Here are a few highlights from the programming!

MIND THE GAP continues with our virtual platform. Check out our site for online versions of many of the projects, including a link to all of our videos. You can also participate in Map the Gap by emailing jpgs, pdfs or MP3 files of your interpretation of “gaps” to:

Thanks again!
The MTG Team

JOIN US in Map the Gap

As a participant in the “Map the Gap” project, you have the opportunity to explore your own ideas of gaps and have your digital photos displayed on our Tumblr. We invite viewers to consider the various gaps we experience in our daily lives. Whether it is a gap in the sidewalk that we jump over, the gap in our teeth that has distinguished us, or the gap in time and space that separates us from our loved ones, gaps are all around us. Tell your story through your digital photos and send them to us at: Write in the subject line: “Map the Gap.” Selected photos can be viewed at:

View the open call at:

Audio record.

Thinking of heading to 5533 today? Come to the Taksim Square area of Istanbul instead as we take some of our projects on the road! You can interact with Guillaume LeMoine’s “Dissemination Prospectus,” Roberley Bell’s “Paradise ReVISITED” or check out our video interventions. Not in Istanbul? Guillaume’s piece is available online along with several other projects! Or, stop by 5533 tomorrow for our reception, video screening and to make Alice Vogler’s rope, interact with Christine Foerster’s pod, and take Dirk Adams’s soundscape audio tour! You can also Map the Gap!

From a portable pod near a fountain at the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia to a “disorienting” journey on the Bosphorus, to an evolving project space at 5533: just an ordinary Tuesday in Istanbul for MIND THE GAP! Photos to come soon!

Feeling left out? Bridge that gap! Send us a photo to!

Great screening tonight! If you aren’t in Istanbul or couldn’t make it, check out our Vimeo site:

On tomorrow’s docket: Lisa Gideonsson and Gustav Londré take over the Bosphorus and Christine Foerster performs near the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet. Keep an eye out for photos!

Map the Gap has started! Take some photos of your own interpretation of “gaps” and email them to us at: We will upload selected photos to our tumblr:

Join us tonight at IMC5533, 16:00-18:30 for our preview video screening!  If you are not in Istanbul, you can still join us by visiting our video page!

September 13-15, 2011
10:00-18:00 daily

MIND THE GAP is a multi-media, multi-platform arts initiative to be held in Istanbul September 13-15, 2011. Headquartered at IMC 5533 art space, MIND THE GAP presents performative and new media work by emerging artists from around the globe addressing gaps and borders of all kinds: geographic and social borders, and technological and spatial gaps. With site-specific performances in public spaces around Istanbul, daily guided boat tours on the Bosphorus that offer a new perspective on orientation and the sea, and a virtual interactive mapping project, MIND THE GAP creates unique and participatory experiences to revision the ways we experience art.

Please join us for a video screening preview on September 12th from 16:00-18:30 and our final screening and closing reception on Thursday, September 15 from 16:00-18:30 at IMC 5533.

Whether you are right here in Istanbul with us or on the other side of the globe, we invite you to participate in our interactive works. From downloadable audio soundscapes, to our Vimeo page featuring all of our video works, to our “Map the Gap” digital photo project, viewers from around the world can actively participate in bridging gaps. As a participant in the “Map the Gap” project, you have the opportunity to explore your own ideas of gaps and have your digital photos displayed on our Tumblr.

For more information on the schedule of events and how to participate in our interactive programming, please visit: or contact us at:

In addition to the arts programming, MIND THE GAP is featured as a panel at ISEA2011 at Sabanci University, Levent, on September 18th,13:00-14:30.

(in the Istanbul Textile Traders Market)
5533- İMÇ 5.Blok no: 5533 Unkapanı-Istanbul.

Follow us on Twitter:!/mindthegap4

Can’t make it to Istanbul September 13-15 for MIND THE GAP? We are preparing a way for people around the world to participate and map “gaps” of all kinds. Stay tuned to our programming in the next couple of weeks for details!