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?(...)