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Dasvant is a noncommercial showcase for us to exhibit the work we have shot/done/distorted. It's our turn to get behind the camera. Sorry for the the glitches and mistakes.


Dasvant is derived from the word das[u]vant in Hittite language. It means blind. We have chosen it as a title for its obvious irony and as a small tribute to the cultural heritage of the land on which we live.






dasvant is a project of stb

read more Goz Gozu Gor 

posted on 08.12.2015 

GozGozuGor - AsiKeci

Ankara sanat inisiyatifi - net art exhibition teaser.

Video: Ozlem Mengiliboru


read more AsiKeci 4: Forum Muhabbeti 

posted on 13.03.2015 

Ankara sanat inisiyatifi
Video: Ozlem Mengiliboru


read more play dough 7: 236 days of play dough 

posted on 08.10.2012 

Why 236? Actually it was going to be 365 and the title would have been "One year of play dough". The aim was to make one move per day and photograph it. It started on January 1st, 2012 and was intended to be finished on December 31st, 2012. There was no pre-planned form or progression. It was completely coincidental.

However... On the 236th day, The LCD screen of the GoPro broke. We were already ending up with inaccurate frames with the LCD, it was totally impossible to keep shooting without seeing. So, the project ended

Everything had been coincidental, except for the duration. With the LCD breaking, even the duration became coincidental. I guess that's what "the project" deemed appropriate.


read more cittaslow istanbul 

posted on 24.07.2012 

Istanbul is always in a hurry, always rushing, always tries to catch up with something. It evolves quickly, changes rapidly. Istanbul is forced to change rapidly.

Whenever I visit Istanbul, I imagine what a slow istanbul would look like. Cittaslow Istanbul as a utopia. Impossible? Why not?

Video by Ozlem Mengiliboru
GoPro HD Hero, 50 fps, 08.06.2012, Istanbul

  • trerdall
    bu kentin yavaşı da hızlı... Erdal Yılmaz 02/08/2012 - Ankara 
    02.08.2012, 01:13
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read more cappadocia - balloons 

posted on 03.07.2012 

Cappadocia or Katpatuka meaning Land of Beautiful Horses. It has a unique landscape. The documented history of Cappadocia goes back to 4000 years ago starting with Hittites. Some caves are still in use even today.

Our intention was to shoot the sunset. But we came back with a sunrise shot instead. The balloons were completely unexpected, a total surprise. They began to rise right after the sunrise. We extended our shooting time in order to include them in the sequence.


Uchisar, Goreme-Turkey, 30.06.2012
Between 04:52-08:16
Shooting duration: 204 minutes
Canon EOS 5D mark II
Lens: EF24mm f/1.4L II USM
F-stop: f/11.0
ISO: 50
Exposure time: AV
Exposure bias: -1.3 step
Shot by Ozlem-Can Mengiliboru



Behind the scenes shot by GoPro HD Hero.


read more photos 2 

posted on 27.01.2012 

Ankara.. Snow.. January 2012..

Photos: Ozlem Mengiliboru


Kizilcahamam, 01.01.2012, Canon EOS 5D mark II


  • trerdall
    bakınca soğuk günlerde karların doğaya nasıl yorgan olduğu duygusuna kapıldım. yani üşümedim, ısındım... sevgi ve saygılarımla. Erdal Yılmaz 07/02/2012 - Ankara  
    07.02.2012, 04:46
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read more textura 

posted on 19.12.2011 

Antalya, Turkey.
Textures, objects, details.
The shoot was done with GoPro HD Hero.

  • hsaadet1
    Ozlemcim onur ve gurur duydum, ustelik bu texturu muhtesem buldum, sevgilerimle... 
    04.04.2012, 23:47
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read more arthropod 

posted on 24.08.2011 

Arthropod tells the story of an unknown creature's encounter with human civilization. Used for invertebrates with joined appendages, arthropod is a composite term made up of the words arthron (joint) and podos (foot).

The shoot was done with GoPro HD Hero in Assos Turkey. Filmed at 60 frames per second (60 fps) for slow motion.

Filmed by: Ozlem Mengiliboru
Edited by: Ozlem Mengiliboru, Orhan Anafarta

  • trerdall
    insanın zaman zaman çevresini bir başka boyuttan algılaması, farkında olması ve anlaması için gerekli... bazı bölümlerde düşme hissi yaşadım, korktum... Sevgi ve saygılarımla. Erdal Yılmaz 25/08/2011-Ankara 
    25.08.2011, 06:51
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read more spatior 

posted on 17.06.2011 

A stroll that starts at Ankara Botanik (Botanical) Park, passes through Segmenlar Park and ends at the Kugulu (Swan) Park. The walklapse shoot was done with GoPro HD Hero. Spaitor means to stroll, walk around in Latin.

Filmed by : Ozlem Mengiliboru, Can Mengiliboru
Edited by : Orhan Anafarta

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