The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings by Yorgos Yatromanolakis
The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings arose from my unforeseen return to my homeland and my residence there for four years. Isolated in the countryside of the island, I was constantly confronted with my traumatic past, my memories and myself. Gradually, through wandering in nature, a conceivable field of action was created within me, an intermediate space full of transformative dynamics, a place of becoming. I surrendered to the fluidity of this space, to a paradoxical and cosmogenic ceremony. I was faced with the most enigmatic aspects of myself; I was searching for a new reality in which I would be able to exist. These photographs are part of a notebook, constructed through this experience, attempting to capture the cycle of an internal process of metamorphosis.
Yorgos Yatromanolakis lives and works in Athens and Crete, Greece.
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