Sónar+D Istanbul

Sónar+D A/V: Forbidden Knowledge by Berkan Alkan & Karakter


  • Saturday 07 10:00 - 19:00

    Sónar by Day - Lounge+D by Digilogue

 "Forbidden Knowledge", is a collaborative multimedia artwork by animation artist Berkan Alkan and musician Karakter, which portrays the motifs of the eastern culture with the western artificial reality animation trend.

Who are Karakter and Berkan Alkan?
Karakter is an artist of Sony Music’s Epic Istanbul, influencing and promising a new generation of creators. A conversation between eastern storytelling and western production styles using MPC sampling techniques blended to lush and ambient sounds, Karakter’s sound is future cinematic and experimental.
His earlier bedroom produced demos got discovery and support from BBC Introducing. He later pursued his education at Unis Academy leading to a Masters degree in Music Production and Technology at Berklee College of Music where he developed his skills and personal live set. Karakter showcased his audiovisual live performance in international festivals like “Festival Les Arts (Valencia, Spain), AV Node Rome, İstanbul Experimental Film Festival and Zorlu PSM Digilogue + Mix Festival.
Visual Designer and animation artist Berkan Alkan stands out with his collaborations in the music industry. Berkan, the name behind music videos and concert visuals of artists such as Hey Douglas, Mahmut Orhan, Solomun, Mabel Matiz, uses the Cinema 4D program, in which he specializes in depth. Producing works in the language of the artificial reality animation trend, the designer exhibited his first digital work at the Ace of Mice Exhibition.