Downstream, 2002

“I use Super-8 for its special qualities such as its graininess, colours, and the light shaking of the film as it travels through the camera. This is what gives it the quality of a home movie or a holiday film. It demands the same level of attention as when viewing a home movie. When I see an 8mm film I am automatically struck by the sensation of time flying by. Because it is primarily a medium for private use, it taps into the issues discussed earlier in this paper about the passage of time, the sense of loss and death.”

— Hatice Guleryuz