I am motivated by a certain Romantic impulse to wander; my work is often a product of such journeys. This series was produced during a road trip in territories joining Germany, The Czech Republic and Poland. The rational for embarking on this trail was to investigate routes taken by the painter Caspar David Friedrich, in these liminal areas. Embodied in the image of the Romantic wanderer are ideas of nation, autonomy and freedom of movement. My further investment in this journey comes from a first hand experience of travelling in an uncertain Europe, during a time when concerns of immigration and nationhood are very much at the fore.
Julien Bonnin • Mia Dudek • Darek Fortas • Tom Hatton • Steff Jamieson • Ayesha Saeed • Tim Sullivan •