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Arda Yalkin

1974, Ankara

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Born in 1974 in Ankara, Arda developed an interest in computers and rock’n’roll music when he was in secondary school. Commodore, Amiga, 8086 processors… He studied electronics/computer science in high school, dropped out of two universities ­Anadolu University, Tourism Department and Ankara University, Faculty of Languages, History and Geography, Department of Archeology/Restoration­ to be a musician. In 1999, he settled down in Istanbul that he had been commuting to play guitar. He worked on sound technology for a while, took an interest in video­animation­s and started making videos in 2004, realized numerous live video performances for many international musicians and festivals; contributed/directed concert DVDs, music videos and commercials for human­hungry companies. Today, Arda continues producing 2D and 3D animations, stop­motion, synthesized sounds & images, live video performances using photography, video and interactive media and travel to many exhibitions and art fairs.