191/205

191/205

Installation, Political / Social, Other, 30x30x1cm, 2010
191/205
7.16 min.
printed on 12'' LP.

In January 1985, the General Directorate of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) banned the use of 205 words on TV and radio broadcasts on the grounds that they do not comply with the general structure and operation of the Turkish language and that they are beneath the level of standard Turkish. The order banned words such as “memory, remember, recollection, experimental, motion, revolution, nature, dream, theory, possibility, history, freedom, example, conversation, whole, life,” but it was ultimately repealed.

191/205 consists of 191 of these banned words found in TRT archives and newspapers.

To listen the song:
http://www.myspace.com/191taksim205

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