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Özgür Atlagan, Onur Gökmen & Vera Ryser

(Istanbul & Zürich)

Tales From The Dairy Diaspora

Video installation about a migrated cheese

Kars Gravyer is Gruyère cheese from Turkey that looks like Emmentaler. But really it is much more than that. Despite the fact that it is based on a recipe that traveled more than a hundred years ago with Swiss migrants to Eastern Anatolia, it gained its own taste and story in the local circumstances. This story is traced in a video essay, blending documentary and fiction. Composed of anecdotes and experimental segments, the video is presented as an installation among objects and documents collected during the research.

unspecified duration
in Turkish, in English, in German, with French and German subtitles
Ancienne Gare - Aile Est
  • Fri 24.6. 17:00 - 19:00


  • Sat 25.6. 11:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 26.6. 11:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 28.6. 11:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 29.6. 11:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 30.6. 11:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 1.7. 11:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 2.7. 11:00 - 19:00
  • free admission

By Özgür Atlagan, Onur Gökmen, Vera Ryser Sound Melih Sarıgöl Color correction Özlem Erol Post-production GüneşDirek Thanks to Ilhan Koçulu, Daniel Moser, K. Zeynep Sarıaslan, Gisela Tschudin Production Belluard Bollwerk International

Sponsored by the Canton of Fribourg Cultural Promotion Fund and supported by Migros Culture Percentage, co-funder of the call for projects LIVING TRADITIONS.

Presented with the support of Fonds culturel Sud, Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung

© Çagdas Koçulu