Hatice Guleryuz

*1968, Denizli, Turkey. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Hatice Güleryüz’s body of work spans a broad range of media, including video, photography, art books and drawing. She studied Fine Art in Turkey and completed a Master of Arts degree collaborating with the Piet Zwart Institute in Holland and Plymouth University in England. Her work has been presented in museums, galleries, art exhibitions, and film festivals throughout the world.

GULERYUZ The first ones HD 4 3 1

The first ones / Turkey / 2000 / 4’40 / 4:3

Evocation of family home movies with Super-8 aesthetics. The artist shows us two groups of students. These images emerge from a black screen as a perpetual to and fro between presence and absence. The soundtrack is comprised school sermons and the national anthem repeated in a loop. The repetition brings us to question the hold of nationalist sentiment over the individual and analyses the submission to the collective order starting from a very young age.