Ahmet Öğüt
Artworks Made at Home

Video / Commissioned work


Paranoia TV

Production specifics
Commissioned by steirischer herbst ’20

Coproduced by steirischer herbst ’20 and ULTRAVIOLET Film Prodüksiyon

With the kind support of SAHA Association

Long before the global pandemic ever broke out, artists were making artworks at home and addressing their domestic surroundings. In doing so, they’ve been continually discovering and inventing new meanings of this “home” as a purportedly universal notion. Apartments become studios and museums. Kitchens and sleeping areas become politically loaded terrain, spaces for action, and places to subvert the semiotics of everyday life, mostly through humor. Ahmet Öğüt’s new documentary film-essay for Paranoia TV explores this history with examples from Anri Sala, Nina Yuen, Ulay, Lala Raščić, Harun Farocki, Martha Rosler, Constant Dullaart, Cengiz Tekin, Jonas Lund, Agnieszka Polska, Kuang-Yu Tsui, Nevin Aladağ, Hussein Chalayan, Aernout Mik, Ana Hušman, Ziad Antar, and many others.