the sea in me

Posted on: 28th February 2015

The Sea In Me is a documentary which tells the stories of the residents of a small coastal town. Their history, culture and way of living, which has evolved over centuries, based on a connection with the sea and nature, is being threatened by rapid and unplanned urbanization, increasing rates of migration, and the imposition of pre-fabricated, one-size-fits-all development methods.


From July 15, 2012 to September 1, 2012, Bahanur Nasya (architect) and Yilmaz Vurucu (writer, producer, director) lived as artists in residents for NWTS in Sinop, where they did on-site research, engaged with the local community and collaborated with local experts in the international context of Sinopale 4. During the residency period they produced a documentary that reflects upon the complex and layered coastal transitions and urban developments in Sinop. With these works they contribute to the International Contemporary Seacollection On Coastal Transitions of Satellietgroep to be shared with a broader audience.