An artist who combines the elements of documentary filmmaking with home-movie format, Kutlug Ataman is infamous for exploring the inner passions and desires of unique characters. From a transsexual Turkish prostitute to a British horticulturist, his subjects are varied and unique. Each study of a character involves hours of self-revelation and confession. Born in Istanbul , Ataman’s view of the world lends itself to questioning the marginal spaces in global culture and the complicated play of identity. Tonight Ataman discusses his work with novelist Lisa Appignanesi in the context of his nomination for the Turner Prize 2004. Part of Gordon’s® Turner Prize Talks. In association with The Guardian.