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191/205 - Asli Cavusoglu

191/205 (Asli Cavusoglu) - Finalist: New York Producing Censorship 2011
Installation Political / Social Other (Asli Cavusoglu - Istanbul Turkey)

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Installation, Political / Social, Other, 30x30x1cm, 2010
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nature, dream, theory, possibility, history, freedom, example, conversation, whole, life,” but it was ultimately repealed.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.

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Asli Cavusoglu
Istanbul, Turkey - 1982
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