Vital Space – Istanbul is a video installation comprising two films from the city of Istanbul. One film offers a bird eye’s view of different paths connecting order and disorder, centre and suburb, privilege and dispossession, formal and informal. The second film captures from ground level a sea of people coming toward the camera in sequences filmed in different city locations (e.g.. bus station, ferry boat terminal, busy streets).
Part of the footage filmed for Vital Space – Istanbul will eventually become integrated within the wider project Vital Space – Humanity. Additional mega-cities from around the world are to be included in the broader project such as: Cairo, Paris, Seoul, New York, Lagos, Mumbai and Sao Paulo, Athens, etc.