ATMs

ATMs, 2013. Nine RC-prints mounted on aluminum. Installation view from Almost Done at 5533, Istanbul, May 2013.
ATMs, 2013. Nine RC-prints mounted on aluminum. Installation view from Almost Done at 5533, Istanbul, May 2013.
ATMs, 2013. Nine RC-prints mounted on aluminum.

The work is a series of nine photographs of ATMs. The photographs are of ATMs on my way between my home and my work place at the time (a commercial gallery where I was an artist’s assistant). They are installed on a line, intermittently, to mimic the approximate distances between the ATMs. The inspiration for this work was an incident that I had discussed during a lecture-performance, A Text Begins and Ends., which you can watch in Turkish here. I had seen a person was checking the ATMs while walking past them to see if anybody had left behind money: Could this gesture be integrated into commutes to work? As walks to work also constitute “studio” space and time, perhaps this gesture could be seen as a stand-in for the different forms of work that make up one’s practice as well as those moments of finding things.