exhibition

ROTATION
Mesut Lizor

Mesut Lizor will out­line his nov­el “Rota­tion” (2017) on this lec­ture per­for­mance series. “Rota­tion” is com­posed as a news­pa­per and reports the prob­lems of a soci­ety from future. Accord­ing to Lizor, seden­tari­ness is the pri­ma­ry cause of all kinds of evil. Whether in the work­ing life or psy­cho­log­i­cal­ly, the desire to remain seden­tary is a sign of decay. In order to over­come this fun­da­men­tal prob­lem, it is oblig­a­tory for all cit­i­zens to switch from one work to anoth­er with no excep­tions in the Rota­tion soci­ety. In this direc­tion, the utopia has been for­mu­lat­ed as the mod­el of the ide­al soci­ety as follows: 

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Accord­ing to this basic prin­ci­ple, an eman­ci­pat­ed soci­ety with the name “Rota­tion” was estab­lished in 1992. In this state, cit­i­zens  shift between dif­fer­ent employ­ments accord­ing to the needs of Rota­tion and par­lia­men­tary debates con­cern real­i­ty rather than pol­i­tics. In a six-week course, Lizor will open up the admin­is­tra­tive and social reforms he con­sid­ers nec­es­sary for the real­iza­tion of this eman­ci­pa­to­ry eco­nom­ic mod­el along­side with how he finds utopi­a’s name and events as well as fun­da­men­tal con­cepts he uses in this process. The lec­ture series at AVTO is pre­sent­ed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the fic­tion­al *AR-GE 7 news agency and will be in Turk­ish. In order to host a num­ber of relat­ed gath­er­ings as an exten­sion of Rota­tion talk series AVTO is open to rel­e­vant event submissions.

*Rota­tion week­ly is pub­lished by the research col­lec­tive AR-GE 7.