American Roulette

American Roulette, 2008

“I am seeking what Roland Barthes refers to as ‘punctum,’ or that element which relies upon our personal memories and experiences to fill in the gaps. This does not mean that I want the viewer to literally imagine a certain scene, but, in a more abstract way, I want them to be held in a state of suspense. I want them to remain open for associations with their own bank of memories and mental images.”

— Hatice Guleryuz