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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 Der Bevölkerung - Revisited 

posted on 15.06.2017 

In 2000, Hans Haacke did a "Der Bevölkerung" job on a court of the Reichstag in the German Parliament Building. This letter, meaning "the people", expressed an objection to the article "Dem Deutschen Volke" on the front of the same building. Everybody who lives in Germany where the people mean. Der Bevölkerung settled that the prosecutors had brought the land of their own electoral districts and that these lands were spontaneous.

Images taken daily with the webcam are being broadcast on the internet. I think we can question the sincerity of Reichstag when you put the statistics of those deported from Germany in the same period to the images published so far.

Project and photos: Hans Haacke
Timelapse video: Can Mengilibörü


Im Jahr 2000 wurde im Reichstag in Berlin die Arbeit "Der Bevölkerung" des Künstlers Hans Haacke aufgebaut, Dieses Wort äußerte sich gegen das Zeichen das "Dem Deutschen Volke "an der vorderen Fassade des gleichen Gebäudes. Mit „Dem Deutschen Volke“ war jeder der in Deutschland lebte gemeint. Abgeordnete brachten Erde aus ihren Wahlkreisen mit und schütteten sie in den Trog damit aus diesen Bodenproben Gras sprießen konnte.

Ich glaube, wir können die Aufrichtigkeit des Reichstags in Frage stellen, wenn man die Statistik im selben Zeitraum, der aus Deutschland deportierten Statistiken mit den bisher veröffentlichten Bildern vergleicht.

Projekte und fotos: Hans Haacke
Zeitraffer-video: Can Mengilibörü

read more hyacinth in water 

posted on 15.01.2014 

27 November 2013
Hyacinth bulbs in water in a dark cold area

6 January 2014
The roots has grown and the top has begun to elongate after six weeks


read more solfasol 

posted on 19.11.2012 

An article about Ankara Nox by Özlem Mengilibörü was published in Solfasol, the unofficial newspaper of Ankara.


Solfasol Facebook


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 cappadocia - star trails 

posted on 03.07.2012 

Our dream was a star trail shot at the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. We did location scouting during the day to get the pole star in the frame and decided to that Pasabagi Zelve was the most appropriate spot. The moonlight was very helpful. A local dog accompanied us during the shooting and then fell asleep. It was still sleeping when we were leaving.


Zelve, Goreme-Turkey, 30.06.2012
Between 21:35-22:35
Shooting duration: 60 minutes
Canon EOS 5D mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 24mm
F-stop: f/8.0
ISO: 640
Exposure time: 30 sec
Shot by Ozlem-Can Mengiliboru



Uchisar, Goreme-Turkey, 29.06.2012
Between 22:10-23:10
Shooting duration: 60 minutes
Canon EOS 5D mark II
Lens: EF24mm f/1.4L II USM
F-stop: f/5.6
ISO: 640
Exposure time: 10 sec
Shot by Ozlem-Can Mengiliboru


read more ankara nox received honorable mention 

posted on 29.05.2012 

Ankara Nox received Honorable Mention at IFSAK 32. Short Film and Documentary Contest.



IFSAK 32. Short Film and Documentary Contest, Honorable Mention

48. International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, 8-14 October 2011, National Short Film Competition

22. Ankara International Film Festival, 17-27 March 2011, National Short Film Competition

23. International Istanbul Short Film Festival, 23-30 November 2011

Eskisehir King Midas Short Film Festival, 11-15 May 2011, Experimental Short Film Competition

Chronos Film Festival - New Mexico, 3-5 November 2011

METU Film Fest, 23-26 February 2011


read more emiT 

posted on 27.12.2011 

It's impossible to turn back the clock or stop the time (for now?), but we can imagine it. As we leave a year behind, we'd like to say 'why not'.

The shoot was done in February 2011 within the scope of a project, waiting since then. 'Time' writings at the background was done by custom bokeh.

read more ankara nox is online 

posted on 21.10.2011 

Ankara Nox started out as a Dasvant project, grew into a short film and got accepted to various festivals. Nox means "night" in Latin. The shoots were done at various places in Ankara between June and December 2010.

Ankara Nox is online now.

  • Melike.Zoganci
    Çok pozitif. 
    28.03.2012, 02:21
  • bogachan
    Neden Anıtkabir yok acaba? 
    28.12.2011, 14:56
  • trerdall
    5 yaşından bu yana 40 yıldır Ankara'da yaşıyorum. Fena bir şehir olamamış bu sürede. Öyle bir keyifle izledim ki... Tebrik ederim. Sevgi ve saygılarımla. Erdal Yılmaz 21/10/2011 - Ankara 21.10.2011 07:39:47 
    21.10.2011, 07:39
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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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