Without a Camera

Original title: "Kameraasız"

Directed by

Zeyno Pekünlü Zeyno Pekünlü in an artist based in Istanbul and currently running the Work and Research Program of the Istanbul Biennial (ÇAP) for young artists and researchers. She is part of the editorial board of e-journal Red Thread and member of IRI (Institute of Radical Imagination). Scanning a range of issues, from the construction of maleness and femaleness as gender roles to questioning knowledge and its distribution, her works aims to decipher “power” that encompasses the intimate and the social simultaneously.

Cinematography by

Zeyno Pekünlü

Edited by

Zeyno Pekünlü (main), Tatlıhan Tuncel (asistant)

Music by

FitiSound (Ahmet M. Öğüt)

Color: color, Running time: 72, Format: H264, ProRes, DCP, Stereo, Countries: Turrkey, Languages: no dialogue

Zeyno Pekünlü same as director
Production company(s)

no production company


Without a Camera recreates the experimental classic Man with a Movie Camera using 325 videos collected from YouTube shot by people, machines and things. The video follows the original editing of Elizaveta Svilova, one of the main protagonists of the original movie while the other protagonists, the camera and the cameraman, is replaced by new recording technologies such as mobile phone cameras, selfie sticks, GoPro’s, POVs, dash board cameras, earth cams, built-in computer cameras, drones and more.

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