Protected Property

Protected Property, 2011

Amie Dicke

Collecting the Future “Urban Exhibition”


With the contribution of Duygu Öz, Çağatay Şimşek.

In this project, the artist temporarily covered two buildings with gold insulation foils that are used for emergency situations like fire. These two buildings are accommodated in downtown, they were built right after the huge fire in Sinop around 1940-1950, and it’s hard to find those kinds of buildings nowadays from that time zone. In the exhibition part, photos, video of the settling- the process of it- and an installation from the insulations are exhibited in Sinop prison, which is also one of the main landmarks in Sinop. The work points out the extinction, destruction and mind erosion and it shares knowledge about ‘protection’ over the information that it gives us.