13 September, 6:30 PM

BAS Necati Bey Caddesi 32/2
Karaköy, İstanbul

Reading between Bromley’s Speak to Me, a book on radio in the German Democratic Republic, and Di Bianco’s ongoing catalog of apologies and re-statements, Corrections and Clarifications – also revisiting Düzeltmeler ve Açıklamalar, the 2014 edition of Corrections and Clarifications published in conjunction with BAS and collectorspace.  

The event will be held in English and registration is not required to participate.

Speak to Me, Anna Bromley
An artist’s compilation of semi-fictional essays, conversations with and illustrations by Michael Fesca and photographs by Sandy Volz 
Published by: Edition Error (Berlin, 2022)

In the mid-1970s a radio amplifier from Italy made its way into the region of France, southern Germany and Switzerland. Its electronic pulse gave voice to opponents of nuclear power, protesting farmers and striking workers. In 1980, it moved north to the Free Republic of Wendland. After the security forces cleared the occupied anti-nuclear camp, a photographer took in this wounded “radio thing”. Decades later, the activist amplifier lies on display in a cabinet at Berlin’s Technikmuseum, silently and stoically enduring the injuries of the past. Speak to me explores its history and dreams, occasionally rescuing other marginalized radio stories from obscurity.

Anna Bromley is an artist and writer living in Berlin. Her furtive radio listening in the disintegrating GDR forms the starting point of her artistic research on clandestine radiophonic protest groups. Following an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, she dispatches her own radio voice in search of improvised radio speech beyond state-supported broadcasters, hand-soldered amplifiers, police surveillance protocols, and polyphonic memories.

Corrections and Clarifications, Anita Di Bianco
An ongoing newsprint project (2001- )

Corrections and Clarifications is an intermittent newspaper without headlines, an edited compilation of daily revisions, retractions, re-wordings, distinctions and apologies to print and online news from September 2001 to the present. A catalog of lapses in naming and classification, of tangled catchphrases, patterns of mis-speech and inflection, connotation and enumeration. The Error is Regretted / Wir entschuldigen uns für diesen Fehler, the 20th anniversary edition of the project, was published in 2021 by The Green Box in Berlin, with essays by Anna Bromley, Francesco Gagliardi, and Florian Wüst.

Anita Di Bianco’s works in film, video, and print take up, modify and re-work existing and re-imagined patterns and characterization. Her work involves the imitative act, the repossession and expulsion of narratives, the appropriation and accumulation of familiar texts and writing styles, using widely varying sources – from theatrical and historical texts to oft-quoted cinematic clips and thematic references. She lives in Frankfurt am Main.

Speak to Me, Anna Bromley (Edition Error, Berlin, 2022)



This book, compiled for the 90th birthday of pioneer poet Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, is a collection of 30 variations on her poems, mostly written between 1998 and 1999 using a Remington Rand typewriter.

Deme is an archaic word that was once introduced as a substitute for the word poetry, but it did not catch on, according to word-collection (derleme) dictionaries. It stands for one of the verse types of folk poetry and Sufi poetry, poems sung with the bağlama during cem. Additionally, word-collection dictionaries include other meanings such as word, phrase, subject, ballad, elegy, lament, stuttering (in the Bolvadin dialect), mute and pulse (in the Ermenek dialect). An interjection denoting incredulity or surprise… It also takes such forms as demece and dimece. Philosophers once used the word “deme” for the word “concept” to promote the purification of Turkish language during the Reform period.

Pre-press work:
Banu Cennetoğlu
Aslı Özdoyuran
Marina Papazyan

Translation: Başak Altın
Graphic Design: Sinan Kılıç, ALEF Editorial Design
Publisher: BAS-İstanbul Sanat Araştırmaları Derneği
Printed with the support of Ayşe Umur.
Printing & Binding: Ofset Filmcilik ve Matbaacılık Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ

*Written on a Remington Rand typewriter.
© Ege Berensel, Winter 2023
ISBN 978-605-72188-0-3

Photos: Atalay Yeni


Book Launch: Mochu, “Nervous Fossils: Syndromes of the Synthetic Nether”

Reading & conversation: Mochu & Emre Hüner
Thursday, December 22, 6pm

BAS will host the Istanbul launch of “Nervous Fossils: Syndromes of the Synthetic Nether,” written by Mochu and co-published by Reliable Copy and Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in 2022. The event will start with Mochu reading a section from the book, and continue with a conversation with Emre Hüner.

The event will be held in English and registration is not required to participate. The talk will be recorded in audio.


Initiated by Banu Cennetoğlu in 2006, BAS is an artist(s)-run non profit space in Istanbul, dedicated to the collection, exhibition, production and distribution of artists’ publications and printed matter. The BAS collection consists of +1,000 artist’s books, periodicals, and other printed matter by artists and artist collectives. Following Yasemin Nur and Seçil Yersel’s collaborative presence between 2016-2019, BAS is currently run by Aslı Özdoyuran and Marina Papazyan.

BAS is now open to visitors by appointment on Fridays and Saturdays between 1-6 pm. You can schedule your visit by contacting us at [email protected].