Beelitz (2012): This is a video recording of my fellow colleagues working during their first week at the European Exchange Academy, an artist residence in Beelitz–Heilstätten, Germany. I wonder from workstation to workstation with. my camera, trying to figure out my place among my fellow artists. Music by: Baba Zula
Keşmekeş (2012): This video reflects upon the intensity of Istanbul. It is composed of 64 different images and events that I have recorded throughout the city of Istanbul during 2012. These moving images portray the diversity and the many faces of the city. The fact that they are all happening at once and at the same time confuses the audience watching the video, as they are not sure which images to focus on or what sound to pick out. This indeed is how day-to-day living in Istanbul feels like; utter confusion, loss and frustration.
Telephone Problems (2011): Kadiye hala is my grandfather’s sister. She has two children – Handan and Osman. Osman lives in Switzerland. This video was filmed in Şarköy, in Northwestern Turkey, where all my father’s side of the family spends their summer. On one of those afternoons, where all the women of the area meet under “the tree”, Kadriye hala shared a story with us that she just could not figure out….and neither could we….