Zeki Müren Hotline is a cross-platform documentary that collects and curates people's messages about Turkey's beloved queer pop star through a simple telephone line and an interactive web experience. Callers participate in a collective meditation on and around Müren, often expressing nostalgia for the deceased icon and Turkey's bygone days. The phone line is still active and can be reached at 0212-988-0208.
Format: Phone Line & Interactive Web Project, Platform: Multimedia
Beyza Boyacioglu is an award-winning documentarian and artist. Her work has been exhibited at various venues including MoMA, PS1, IDFA, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Sabanci Museum. Her previous documentary Toñita's was produced during her fellowship at UnionDocs and has won numerous awards internationally. She works as a producer at MIT Open Documentary Lab.
Jeff Soyk is an award-winning media artist with experience in creative direction, UI/UX design, HTML/CSS/JS and film/video. His credits include art director, UI/UX designer and architect on Hollow (2013 Peabody winner), and creative director and UI/ UX designer on Inheritance (2016 Emmy winner). Soyk is an MIT OpenDocLab fellow.