CATASTROPHE 


In my dark hours, I see the human race as a rapidly growing skin disease, organized in a system that makes way for fast destruction. No square meter is left untouched, as we dig into earth’s pores, sucking up everything we can. In the past years I have developed deep feelings of guilt for being a part of this system.


The series features both portraits and round images. The round shape mirrors the shape of our earth and the vicious circles in our consumer society.  The main drive behind the use of the round imagery is to emphasize that the circle must be broken and we need to move away from what we know.


The series criticizes our unscrupulous consumer society. My personal struggle as an individual with demanding needs is referred to in the recurring chess pattern. I find myself caught in a battle between good and bad, grappling with choosing whether to participate or not. In the public eye of the West, capitalism is still seen as a mechanism for success; supposedly leading to freedom and progression. Yet, I wonder how one can enjoy this freedom without thinking of the agony climate refugees and those at whose cost the system operates in underprivileged countries have to endure. 


Yet, I believe there is hope. If we become conscious of the fact that we are part of a greater whole, we will be able to act upon the need of the greater good instead of our own.

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