Following Evliya Celebi’s Hoofprints

1.9.2013 - 31.10.2014
Antalya, Bucharest

Hüseyin Eryurt – Culture Routes Society (Antalya/Turkey)
Dragoş Lumpan - Asociatia Fotocabinet (Bucharest/Romania)

This project aimed to follow a small part of the route taken by Evliya Çelebi, focused on his travels in Western Turkey and Romania (Timisoara, Alba Iulia, Sibiu, Bucharest, Mangalia). The participants chose the routes of Evliya Çelebi by taking his Seyahatname (Book of Travels) as their guide, and documented his impressions and reports in the present day context. Audio and visual materials were collected from the Evliya Çelebi Route in Western Turkey and the rural and urban areas in Romania that are mentioned in Seyahatname. The materials collected were compared to see what has changed and what has remained the same in both lands. The exhibition comprised of these works met with the audiences in Bursa Tayyare Cultural Center on September 1-9, 2014, Eskişehir Anadolu University on October 21-31, 2014, and Antalya Culture Routes Society on November 15-15, 2014. The project was also featured at the International Conference on the European Pilgrimage Routes, held on December 4-6, 2014 in Florence to promote sustainable and quality tourism in rural areas.

Supporting Organizations: Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Bursa Research Center, Tayyare Cultural Center, Bahçeşehir University Civilization Studies Center, Eskişehir Anadolu University Faculty of Fine Arts.


Film masthead:
Following Evliya Çelebi’s Hoofprints, 2014, 26’
Director, Cinematography: Dragoş Lumpan
Montage: Alexandru Dumitrescu-Florescu, Vlad Ioachimaescu
Graphic: Alexandru Pascu, Alexandru Schiopu
Animations: Serkan Türk, Alexandru Pascu
Research: Caroline Finkel, Kate Clow, Hüseyin Eryurt, Dragoş Lumpan


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