"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"The Istanbul Biennial piece relates to an historical event. But that event had been
forgotten, entirely forgotten. The people of the city did not make the direct connection,
but it gave me the opportunity to bring many aspects alive, especially in a society where memories are repressed."