This series seeks to take a closer look in the Balkan region and build a narrative around memory and territory. My interest lays on the architectural ruin which is created in order to deepen the historical character of a landscape, to make nature suggestive of the past.
My homeland Greece has an archetypical aura and ambiguous personal importance in this work. I never experienced war but I have been part of a nation surviving transition. And what remains behind and within it. Contested landscapes appearing peaceful but carrying so much tragedy in them. That is what makes them vulnerable in my eyes.
What I seek to do in this series is explore the powerful and solid patterns of solitude and nostalgia between the still barriers of the past and the fragile peripheries of the present.