Ada Hotel

ada-hotel-installation-viewAda Hotel, site specific installation, 2 HD videos, photographs, archival material, garbages left over from the cleaning, 2014, 5th Sinop Biennial

Exhibition view from the Biennial, Sinop, 2014

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Archival Photograph

Hotel Ada is an installation about a beach resort, stated in the Karakum region of Sinop. Built in the 80s, it includes bungalows, camping and Hotel Ada. The Hotel is not just an accommodation place for families from Sinop, it’s also a memory place that people used to used it for celebrations like weddings and parties. After this people were expulsed and the house was sold in 2008. It was determined by court of law that Government was involved in corruption during the bid and since then that building hasn’t been used. Hotel Ada installation interrogates the relation of architecture between nature and fund, some places such as bungalows, tents which have temporary structures and structure of hotel, which have income values. This desolated unique location of the Hotel Ada, despite many reactions, builds relations between the Sinop that has a ongoing project about nuclear energy and loneliness of the whole country.

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Ada Hotel, video, HD, 12.06 min., 2014

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Exhibition view from the Biennial, Sinop, 2014

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Archival Newspapers

Ada Hotel installation showed at Istanbul Hotel which was abandoned years ago in Sinop. Cleaning process and trashes of Istanbul Hotel used part of the installation.

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Exhibition view from the Biennial, Sinop, 2014