artıkişler 2007 yılından beri video ve diğer görsel sanat alanlarında bağımsız çalışmalar üreten kişi ve kolektiflerin yapmış olduğu çalışmaları ortak bir platformda toplamak ve bu çalışmaları farklı alanlarda sergilemek, göstermek ve yayınlamak amacıyla kurulmuştur.
artıkişler was founded by individuals and collectives who have been working on video and other visual arts in order to collect, exhibit, screen and redistribute their works on a common platform since 2007. artıkişler takes an idea to the exhibition, screening and distribution by collaborating with various people, institutions and collectives.
"In Istanbul average waste per person per day is more than 1 kilogram. People living in this city produce approximately 20 thousand tons of waste every day. In an infinite loop, while processed stuff transform into raw material, raw material turn into processed goods, city dwellers leave their trace in the city through their waste, even without willing to do so."
Residuals of Istanbul follows the waste disposed/left on the streets by camera and focuses on the daily lives of people picking waste and the urban spaces where they work.
Videograms trace the ways in which waste pickers are included in Istanbul’s rapidly changing urban space. On the other hand it forms an alignment of memory with the videos produced before 2013. Through an all set camera, the effects of diverse but interrelated issues such as urban transformation, safety at work, child labor, ethnic identity, migration and homeland, football and local elections on the lives of waste pickers are seen and made visible. It looks at many different places in the city through the eyes of these people. It produces a visual memory at the intersection of shared issues of environmental waste, labour conditions and identities of immigrants.