The title Fernwehallein is a mix of two German words, fernweh, which refers to a craving, or need, to find something that is distant — away from known roots, and allein meaning ‘alone’. The word combination is intended to represent a kind of human inner experience of searching for something that seems distant because it is hard to define with external representations such as words. Yet the object of the search is non mutable: the searcher has a clear sense of what it is and what it ‘feels’ like to have found it.
I am interested in exploring this aspect of the human experience, from its biological basis, to its linguistic, historical and cultural variations. I believe that bringing narratives on the Fernwehallein concept is important. We live in a media-driven world where polarisation constitutes a growing threat to individuality, curiosity and socio-cultural, emotional and cognitive flexibility. While Fernwehallein is based on a new narrative, it development follows up from original lonely houses in the Debut project. It also brings, tangentially, surrealistic influences from ‘Dreaming Magritte’ project.
The current catalogue of limited-edition fine-art reproductions contains works that are new in this project (see below), but also the formal release of pieces from the Dreaming Magritte (click here to see what works are available as limited-edition reproductions from Dreaming Magritte).
This project will remain open until I add a last piece to it, on September 21st, 2018. Detail information about the pieces in the project below (click on the + symbol to expand).