Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Communication’s visits in collaboration with local institutions continue. In this context, EMU Communication Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Senih Çavuşoğlu and Vice Deans Assoc. Prof Dr. Aysu Arsoy and Assist. Prof. Dr. Yetin Arslan visited Mehmet Harmancı, the Mayor of the Nicosia Turkish Municipality within the framework of the Othello International Motion Art Biennial cooperation works.
Mayor of Nicosia Turkish Municipality Mehmet Harmancı stated that they welocme all kinds of cooperation related to art and that Nicosia Turkish Municipality will offer the necessary contribution to the Othello International Motion Art Biennial. Harmancı also drew attention to the need for universities and local administrations to come together more and take responsibility for increasing art activities in the Northern part of Cyprus and to create alternative art channels for young people.
Prof. Dr. Senih Çavuşoğlu, on the other hand, stated that it is very important for them to receive the support from an internationally recognized institution, Nicosia Turkish Municipality and that such a cooperation can be a good example of art, university and city cooperation. Prof. Dr. Senih Çavuşoğlu also pointed out that such collaborations should continue by diversifying.
What is the Othello International Motion Art Biennial?
Othello International Motion Art Biennial is organized by EMU Communication Faculty and financially supported by the Eastern Mediterranean University. The biennial takes its name from the Othello Castle in Famagusta, which is mentioned in Shakespeare's famous play, and symbolizes and emphasizes the relationship of the city with culture and arts.
With the awareness that universities' support towards culture, arts and creativity is one of their important roles, the main motivation of the Biennial is to bring together both national and international design and film students who are on their way to become artists, and by encouraging young artists to reflect their own thoughts by using animated art. It aims to create a productive and motivating environment where ideas and experiences can be shared.
The main purpose is to help cinema and visual communication design students, who can produce original ideas with motion arts and contribute to the field with different perspectives, put their theoretical knowledge into practice, to contribute to the development of short film production in the international arena, and to ensure that the audience meets short films.