Arithmetic of Distance

The series of works stems from my lived experience in Europe since 2006. This includes both fascination and disillusionments through coming to terms with its superiority complex, narrow rational structures and spiritual emptiness, besides its vast resources in celebrating the artistic imagination, cultural aggressiveness and material pursuits. The raw materials of the works are the recordings made during my stays in various parts of Europe, namely Florence, Aarhus, Berlin, Copenhagen, Graz, Brussels, London (which is Europe no more) and so forth. The idea behind the series is the simultaneously engaged and disengaged situations within which I, over these years, have come to explore Europe as a great psychogeographic terrain rather than a fractured landscape with a disintegrating conscience. As a cluster of nations Europe may fail, but as a noble concept it survives.


Helicotrema Festival 2016