Date: 12 June 2019, Wednesday
The Voice of Hagia Sophia
Director: Duygu Eruçman
Producer: Bissera V. Pentcheva
2018, USA, with Turkish subtitles, 24’
“The Voice of Hagia Sophia” is an acoustic and visual exploration of the 1500-year-old Hagia Sophia’s reverberant soundscape. For centuries, resonant voice and bounded light worked together inside this magnificent building to evoke the divine. Today as a museum, the function of the space has changed; and it is only through digital technology that we can experience the enveloping sound of Hagia Sophia which can bring us closer to understanding its complex history.
Following the screening which is organized within the “Shared Sacred Sites” exhibition, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations fellows Ayşe Ercan and Nebojša Stanković will be talking with the film’s director Duygu Eruçman and producer Bissera Pentcheva.
Duygu Eruçman – Documentary Filmmaker
Bissera V. Pentcheva – Full Professor at the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University
Ayşe Ercan – PhD Candidate at Columbia University, Department of Art History and Archeology
Nebojša Stanković – Architectural Historian (PhD, Princeton University) and Architect (University of Belgrade)
The talk will be in English. Duygu Eruçman ve Bissera V. Pentcheva will connect via Skype.