Ulysses will face the fury of the winds, the anger of the sea, the traps of the gods and of the straits. He will be wrecked several times. He will go, perhaps, to visit the hyperborean regions of Ultima Thule, before finally returning to his olive trees and Penelope.
But which trip is it? the journey proposed by Homer? that of Jason and the Argonauts, or even our intimate and motionless journey, in balance between sensible and intelligible.
It is perhaps still and especially that of these castaways today, who find themselves on makeshift boats to cross this Sea at the risk of their life …
So it is possible that my “photographic narrative” without a precise itinerary and with aplastic art character, namely open to deformations and imaginary, is a dialogue between myths and realities with a particular perception of time. .
In his “book of disquiet,” Fernado Pessoa wrote: “We all live here on board a ship, that went from a port we do not know, and sail to another port we are ignorant of; we must have for each other the courtesy of passengers traveling together. “
Alain Gualina – Shipwrecked people or the geography of doubt
from March 2nd to May 5th