DIDEM ERK


Container | Mazruf

project as an intervention, 2011
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in progress
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objects: collected envelopes and letters

Container | mazruf is a project that can be realized in variations therefore i call it a work in progress, it does suggest an idea of a continuity. The story of collected letters and envelopes starts in second hand shop that I searched for days to find envelopes which have Atatürk stamps on them. I had an interesting relation with all these memory objects, they are so intimate and private yet I bought them from shops. I decided to cut out the names and adresses of sender and receiver, to make them anonymous. Also the letters are seen from the outside of the envelope, as just some words. The first experience that I engaged with them is returning all those letters inside envelopes to postboxes in Sabanci University. After i posted all the letters, the next day all of them are collected by the faculty because they are perceived as threat to instructors and created an uncanny situation.Some people get engaged with the work and get in contact with me. But most of the letters returned to me, again.

 

Didem Erk Container

 

Didem Erk Container