UNDER CONSTRUCTION: A RENOVATION
I-dans Festival, Istanbul, Curated by Gurur Ertem
Performance and Installation
E-type prison, Ayas, Turkey
Under Construction: A Renovation is part of the Under Construction series and took place as a performance in an incomplete “E-Type” penal complex located in Ayas near Ankara on 9 December 2005. The prison construction started in 1987 but it was suspended in 1994 due to a lack of funds. Today, it cannot be used as a prison because its architecture does not meet “contemporary prison standards”. There have been endless discussions about remodeling the buildings into a university, a cultural center, a dormitory, a hospital, and now, the complex is being (re)considered to be transformed into a refugee camp.