The imagined conversation was inspired from the life of Altan Gürman who was an important artist and a figure in the 60’s 70’s conceptual art scene in Turkey. When I had the chance to work with his wife Bilge Gürman in the archievement of his life and works, we have developed a close relation.
This friendship brought me to their house on an island in the Aegean sea, Bozcaada where I’ve spent 2 months in seclusion, away from the never ending chaos of Istanbul.
The project presents a dialogue between Gürman and me through photographs from the archive and the images I have photographed during my stay on the island. A short verbal conversation between two characters that never had the chance to meet in real life is present as an homage to Gürman and to fellow artists of his time.