"... se rendre capable en permanence de se déprendre de soi-même ..."
The effort to "make oneself permanently able to remove oneself from oneself" has, as its corollary, a concomitant effort to involve others. Adopting the form of Klee's drawing named “Angelus Novus” the photographer becomes an angel observer where he perceives a chain of events, he collects images of people and random objects that act as readymades in city's enviroment that gives birth to a dystopian reality which keeps piling ruin upon ruin and hurls it in front of his feet.
The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress. The effort to involve others is still valid.
--based on Walter Benjamin's Illuminations.
Anargyros Drolapas - February 2017