Artistic | Bio

Mahir Duman / Visual Artist

Video Art | Video Mapping | Projections | Visuals Performance | Installation | Vjing

Mahir Duman is a visual artist and Vj born in Ordu, Turkey. He studied in Istanbul and lives and works in Berlin since 2011.
Mahir is doing interactive live performances and installations for festivals, clubs, special events and art galleries. He produces video, short film, music clips and lots of different media sets, mixed and synchronized with sound and the rhythm of action. He describes his imagery as unrealistic and surreal, that question human perception and the interplay between subjects.

# Artistic Statement #
reality, surrealism, subjective, illusion, emotion sharing, relationship, openness, wish to tell something, wish to feel together, interaction, aiming the pleasure in the process of production and of the medium being used, wish to be known, wish to change something, wish to stand against the system, focusing on the different perception of reality, subjective, personal war, difference between personal perceptions and the perceptions of people, freedom and a fiery atmosphere, habitat, art, questionings, necessity principle and art, art as a beautiful world, call for help, realizing the situation in the world, forgetting oneself, wish to escape and disconnect from reality, wish to fly, wish to die from overdose, fears and paranoias, mind games and openness, meditation, sharing, communism, openness. love, enjoy, love, rhythm and harmony in the same feeling, openness of perceptions, dance and movement, non-stop movement, from time to time hide and seeks…

# About Video #
discovering, showing, being the displayed one, relating and dancing, removing the borders, reinterpreting relationships, dialectic, interaction, wish to reveal new and now, catching the rhythm, catching the wave, swimming, wish to be the wave, combining sound and video on a personal perception.

#Clients/Clubs/Festivals#

  • 48 Studenten Neuköln 15-16th Art and Cultur Festival
  • Acud macht neu
  • Alan-İstanbul Art Gallery, Istanbul
  • Apartment Project Berlin, Berlin
  • Arena Club
  • Babylon Kino
  • Bang Bang Club
  • Beate Uwe
  • Burg Schnabel Club
  • Crack Bellmer
  • Depo Art Gallery, Istanbul
  • DisPlaced // RePlaced Festival
  • Festsaal Kreuzberg
  • Funkhause
  • Freudenreich Club
  • Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum
  • Glasshaus Arena
  • Griessmühle
  • Guerilla Gallery
  • Haubentaucher Club
  • Helig Geist Church
  • Heimathafen
  • Hoftheater
  • Holzmarkt
  • Kalkscheune
  • KaterBlau
  • KargaArt Gallery, Istanbul
  • Kitkat Club
  • Krake Art Exhibition Festival
  • Kulturbrauerei
  • Kulturbotschaft Lichtenberg
  • Loftus Hall
  • La Nature Festival
  • Lido
  • Maze Club
  • I.K.Z Club
  • Noise Fabrik
  • NoName Festival
  • Oewerall Festival
  • Orwohause
  • Planet Flow
  • PREKAER re-connect  Festival
  • Radial Sytem
  • Schloss Kannawurf, Thüringen
  • Spectrum Berlin
  • Stadtkloster Segen Church
  • Stephani Church
  • Tape Modern Berlin
  • Tabularasa Festival
  • Transmediale & CMT / Vorspiel
  • TTT Werkstätten Festival
  • Teufelsberg
  • Unterm Dach Theater
  • Urban Spree
  • VOODOO55 Art Gallery
  • Waking Life Festival
  • Wedding Art Galery
  • Wedding -Kunst PUR! 2012
  • Wilde Möhre Festival
  • YAAM
  • Zu einer Zeit in Gardelegen Festival
  • Zuklima Art Gallery
  • Zukunft am Ostkreuz
  • Zur Klappe Club

# Visual Mapping – Performances – Vjing – Installation   #

2019

  • Eufonia Festival 2019, Video Installation, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin
  • The Heavy riffs foundation #2, Live Visual Performance, Maze Club, Berlin,
  • Acid Habibti vol.1-2. Live visual Performance &Installation, Loftus Hall, Berlin
  • Klangdome – Inner Space Soundscape, Live Visual performance, Klangdome
  • Yatao – Handpan & Didge – Berlin, Live Visual Perfomance, Stadtkloster Segen Church,Berlin
  • G.A Trio / Germany Tour, Live visual Performance, Kulturbrauerei, Berlin
  • Rave Aufstand | No Future No Dancefloor, Visual Projection, Mitte
  • AUCH – Nachbar*schaft ist Kunst, Live Visual Performance &Installation
  • Waking Life 2019, Portugal
  • Der Kongress tanzt! – Klenzepark, Live Visual Performance, Ingolstadt
  • La Nature festival, Live Visual Performance, Belgium
  • PREKAER re-connect ♦ Festival, Brandenburg
  • Babylon Orchestra – unVEILed Vol. I, Live Visual Performance, Heimathafen, Berlin
  • Moment Festival 2019, Live Visual Performance, Festsaal Kreuzberg
  • Redlake Circus, Miea & The Self-Collected, Live Visual Performance, Prague
  • ONDE // Monada Record Release, Live Visual Performance, Beate Uwe
  • ☾ Mah o Setareh★ Frühlingsfest ❀, Live Visual Performance, Mensch Meier
  • SaSoMo w/ Tapesh / German Brigante / Mila Stern / Vanita, Live visual Perfomance, Kater Blau
  • DisPlaced // RePlaced Festival 2019 Live Visual Performance, Radial System
  • Epikuer w/ Majim (Live), Juliet, Clara Sun, Sudden Beach (Live) Live Visual Performance, Loophole
  • Junoon جنون – by La6izi & Arab*Underground, Live Visual Performance , Mensch Meier
  • ⏚ JΣtzt Geht’s Lөs ᐐ LΣt’s Get Lөst ⏚, Live Visual Performance, Planet Flow
  • Berliner Einsamkeit: gestern – heute – morgen – Jetzt.Erst.Recht, video Installation, Expedition Metropolis Theater
  • movLab #30 presents Mahir Duman, Spectrum Berlin
  • Phantom Winter, Tears Of Fire, Black Sadhu, Live Visual Performance, Leipzig
  • NYE w/ Keep it Sample & Late Nite Snacks, Live Visual Performance, Berlin

2018

  • Live Visual Performance & Installation, Waking Life Festival, Portugal
  • Live Visual Performance CMT- Rendered Personas, TRANSIT • Digital Art Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Nachtblumen Party, Arena Club, Berlin
  • △ Tales of Meridian ▽ w/ Unders, Holger Hecler, M.Rux live, Live Visual Performance, Festsaal Kreuzberg
  • Коллектиф – Festival Auftakt, Live visual Performance, Crack Bellmer
  • Weaving Visions of R*Evolution, Live Visual Performance, Kulturbotschaft Lichtenberg
  • Analoge Photos – Analoger Fotostammtisch #14 – Show&Tell,Ida Nowhere, Berlin
  • Visual Installation, Es ist was es ist, Group Exhibition, VOODOO55 Art gallery, Berlin
  • Parantatatam – Ausstellungseröffnung, Live Visual Perfomance, Kulturgiesserei
  • Die Schöne Party, Live Visual Performance, Kalkscheune Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Reverse Mode | Synaesthesie Concert, Marie-Antoinette Club,
  • Live Visual Performance, Yatao – Handpan & Didgeridoo, Kulturkirche St. Stephani, Bremen
  • Live Visual Performance, Yatao – Handpan & Didgeridoo, Stadtkloster Segen Church, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Synaesthesie Dome Concerts, Teufelsberg, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Redlake Circus Concert,  Lido Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Zör Klappenstilz auf Abwegen, Zur Klappe, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance,  Black Sadhu Concert,  Blackdoor  Party, Orwohause, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance,  Black Sadhu Concert,  Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Berlin

2017

  • Live Visual Performance, Noname Festival, Belgium
  • Live Visual Performance, Oewerall Festival, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance,, Zu einer Zeit in Gardelegen. Festival, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Redlake Circus Concert, Sofia, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Live Visual Performance, Tabularasa Festival, Waldbad Stolzenhain
  • Video Installation – Public Affairs – moving images from urban body experiences, FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum
  • Fänger, Projection Mapping Installation, 48 Studenten Neuköln  Art and Cultur Festival,
  • Live Visual Performance, Red Lake Circus Concert, Lido, Berlin
  • 48 Studenten Neuköln  Art and Cultur Festival, Berlin
  • “Ankommen | Arrival”, Live Visual Performance, Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, M.ONDE Concerts, Wartenburg am OstX, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Schaberkose #2 ,  Burg Schnabel, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Zwischenraum Soliparty  Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Twister! New School Old School No School, Lofhus Hall, Berlin

2016

  • Visual Installation, Ears & Eyes meets Mystic Friday, Kitkat Club, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Yatao – Handpan&Didge – Church Edition Concert, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Enso Akasha at Teufelsberg, Berlin,Germany
  • Projection Mapping Installation, Berlin Art week – Modernity, Haubentaucher, Berlin
  • Projection Mapping Installation, Orientation Festival, Klunkerkranich, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, TTT Werkstätten Festival, Brandenburg, Germany
  • Late Night Tales, Live Visual Performance, Fete de la Musique , Griessmühle, Berlin
  • “The Spectator Frames” Projection Mapping Installation, 48h Neukölln, Das
  • Kunst Festival, Heimathafen,
  • Live Visual Performance, Zu einer Zeit in Gardelegen Festival, Magdeburg

2015

  • “Models ” Live Visual Performance, Wilde Möhre Festival, Berlin
  • “Zeit Lupe” Live Visual Performance, Krake Art Exhibition Festival, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Schatzsuche Schloss Kannawurf, Thüringen
  • 3D Visual Mapping Show, 7VJ Installation, Urban Spree, Berlin
  • Dogs Bollocks Visual Installation, Urban Spree, Berlin
  • “Mirage” Visual Installation. Unicat Gallery, Berlin
  • Video Performance, Six Vision Klub & Teknoid Synergie, Berlin
  • “NYE” Live Visual Performance, Urban Spree, Berlin,

2014

  • Video Installation, Sushi& Kebap, Urban Spree, Berlin
  • “Horror Show” Video Installation, Babylon Kino, Berlin
  • “Technology ” Live Visual Performance Brain Theft – Album Release, Berlin
  • “LunaPark” Live Visual Performance, Satisfactory Factory, Berlin
  • “Birth Of Light ” Video Installation, Rumrudern Auststellung, Freudenreich, Berlin
  • “Gangster” Live Visual Performance, Ghetto Anarchy, YAAM, Berlin
  • “Artist Talk” Scope Session artist talk & Media Salon, Berlin
  • “Vibroid” Live Visual Performance. Bang Bang Club, Berlin
  • Visual Installation, Berlin Cinema Summer Festival, Berlin
  • “Memory” International Mail Art, Richmond Art Gallery. Vancouver, Canada
  • “Circles” Video Installation, Laftus Hall, Berlin, Germany
  • “The Things” Visual Mapping, Group Exposition Guerilla Gallery, Berlin
  • 3D Visual Mapping Show, Bassfuck Vol. 1-2, M.I.K.Z, Berlin, Germany
  • “Eyes” 3D Visual installation, Kontakt1 Group Exhibition, Glasshaus Arena, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Zuklima Art Gallery, Berlin

2013

  • “Duman – Smoke” A film project, British Short Film Festival Selection, Berlin
  • Video Mixed Live Performance, 48 Studenten Neuköln 15th Art and Cultur Festival, Berli

2012

  • “Flight to Heaven”, Video Installation,Wedding -Kunst PUR! 2012″, GaleriecWedding
  • “B7”, Video and Mapping Installation, 7th berlin Bieannale For Contemprary Art, Berlin
  • “Curiosity Channel ” A film Project Das 48 Hour Film Project, Berlin, Germany
  • “Rainbow”, Video Mixed Installation, 48 Studenten Neuköln 14th Art and Cultur Festival, Berlin
  • Kitchen Beat and Princible of Gravity Videos Installation, Elmur.net Selection, Berlin
  • “The Sauhaufen” Theater Performance, Hoftheater, Berlin
  • “Body Percussion” Theater Performance, Unterm Dach Theater, Berlin

2011

  • “Navigation Darkness” Video Installation, Tape Modern Berlin
  • “Lost In Way A Film” Project, International KinoKabaret Berlin
  • “It Dosent Mother” A film Project Das 48 Hour Film Project, Berlin
  • “Visibility Project 6”, A visual Project, Open Social Institutation, Istanbul, Turkey
  • “Transport-Z” Video Installation, Alan-İstanbul Art Gallery , Istanbul, Turkey
  • “Düsüs” Video Installation, Futuristika Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey

2010

  • Theater Performance, Creative Street Festival, The Meeting of the Cultures, Istanbul
  • MindFest FireShow Video Projection , Mind Manifest Project, Izmir, Turkey
  • Ihbar and Ganesa Satranc Oynarken Photography, Futuristika Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey

2009

  • “Hackleyin” Graphic Exhibition, KargaArt Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • [illegal_cinema] Project, Depo Art, Istanbul, Turkey