'An investigation of spatial diversity, a dissection of functionality and a typology of confinement.'
While the six towers of the Penitentiary Institution Over-Amstel (known locally as the Bijlmerbajes) form an important landmark in the urban landscape of Amsterdam, the interior of these buildings are for most people unknown territory. For the culture of a closed institution dictates that what happens within it may not be seen.
However, Nico Bick was granted access into this prison, the most well known in the in the Netherlands. From 2006 until 2009 he meticulously photographed cells of prisoners, isolation cells, communal rooms, control rooms, etc. but also the concrete perimeter wall that circumferences the entire complex.
Also available in a special edition of 25 copies. Signed and numbered with an additional original photograph (C-print, 24x30cm).