Avluda|In The Courtyard

"Avluda | In The Courtyard" (2002) is a video work by Cevdet Erek.

Avluda|In The Courtyard

Avluda; Cevdet Erek

The Maçka Arsenal, built in 1873 by architect Sarkis Balyan, is now part of the Istanbul Technical University. The double courtyard was the result of mid-twentieth century construction, and possesses a completely different character than the exterior of the building. The building's usual inhabitants hardly enter this semi-public area whose surrounding walls filter out most of the outside noises except the faint echoes of call to prayer and other street sounds. The courtyard stands silent and empty. During a year Erek collected sound and images, which resulted in a poetic video work fracturing sound, image and space.

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