Yiannis Pappas | The Wanderer Above the EU Borders

Inspired by the famous work "The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog" by Caspar David Friedrich the video "The wanderer above the EU-borders" shapes and re-shapes a new utopian human re-presentation as a metaphor for the unknown future. The video-work is filmed on the island of Psarra, opposite the Greek-Turkish borders,


Gaddis (2004) felt that the impression the wanderer's position atop the precipice and before the twisted outlook leaves "is contradictory, suggesting at once mastery over a landscape and the insignificance of the individual within it." Today we have become our own avatar in a digital universe. ‘The individualism of technological civilization relies precisely on a misunderstanding of the unique self’, writes the French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

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