"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"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."