It didn’t take me long to realize the escape, once again, wouldn&
It didn’t take me long to realize the escape, once again, wouldn&
It didn’t take me long to realize the escape, once again, wouldn&
It didn’t take me long to realize the escape, once again, wouldn&
It didn’t take me long to realize the escape, once again, wouldn&

It didn’t take me long to realize the escape, once again, wouldn't work by Dieter De Lathauwer

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It didn’t take me long to realize the escape, once again, wouldn't work by Dieter De Lathauwer

— EVENT AT THE TIPI BOOKSHOP the 20th of October —

It didn't take me long to realize the escape, once again, wouldn't work explores a supposedly green utopia, a group of islands southeast of Helsinki, Finland.

Plagued by a sense of unease, De Lathauwer sees his visit to a Finnish archipelago as an escape, a desire to heal through landscape and photography. He is lured by the promise of a green, tranquil environment. The idea of crossing water as a mental transition. Upon arrival, redemption seems closer than ever: the islands promisingly host a cultural attraction, a fortress recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, the exhilarating feeling soon gives way to a sense of alienation. The expected consolation fails to occur. Questions arise: is the healing power of landscape and photography an illusion and above all a construction?(...)

Text by Sofie Crabbé

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