Bir bardak sicak sekerli su – A Glass of hot water with sugar, 2002, Dvd, 22’40“
Canan Senol works with various mediums as video, installation, photography and performance. A glass of hot water with sugar is a documentary on the prisoners who have resisted the decision of F-type prisons thus started the protest fasting-till-death. Senol realises the documentary with four prisoners who are in the operation titled Back to life. Back to life is a project held with the survivors of the fasting protest, which is placing them in a house for six months till they are cured. Four prisoners namely Ismail, Esma, Metin and Hulya are suffering from the Wernicke Korsakov illness due to the fact that during their protest they have taken only a glass of water with sugar as nutrition. Wernicke Korsakov, is a result of long-time-starvation and causes problems of seeing, hearing, walking also memory. Thus, if the central nerve system of the person is damaged, his/her memory will be malfunctioning and he/she will be in full need of help from outside. The very important fact is Wernicke Korsakov illness cannot be cured and the damage cannot be replaced, thus the four prisoners are imprisoned not only in a place but also in their childhood structures. The F-type prison phenomenon is a strongly discussed issue and has been collecting reactions from various people, societies, and countries.