Measure for Measure

For the  penultimate appointment of our film series, we look forward to hosting Ahmet Öğüt who will take us through a selection of films on the topic of children as characters and agents in political film. 

Ahmet explains his choices as follows: 
Measure for Measure is a film program bringing together a selection of films and clips that are made with children (sometimes with director's own children) but not necessarily made only for children. Clips are selected from film materials by politically engaged film directors such as Yilmaz Guney, Harun Farocki, Julie Gavras and Abbas Kiarostami. Together with other footage about chess prodigy Jutta Hempel at the age of 6 and Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi at the age of 11.

Ahmet Öğüt works across a variety of different media often picking up on an urban environment. With an eye for daily encounters and moments of improvisation his works address topics such as structural inequality, state suppression, censorship and forms of resistance. Singular acts of non alignment or collective struggles against militarized powers equally tend to inspire the aesthetic and thematic reflections that occur in Ahmet Öğüt's work just as the way he operates in the institutional ecology surrounding his practice. He had solo shows among others at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2017), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2015), and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2012). He has participated in group shows such as the 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016), Manifesta 11 (2016), “Museum On/OFF” at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016), and many more.