07 June 2019
The mountains in today’s world.
There is a biographical childhood and a childhood of the world. There is a contrast between yesterday and today. There is solitude, to be cut down in every negative sense, and the multitude. There is silence and there is noise. There is the universal value of memory as a decisive element of the identity of European man in the era of the global village. Director Wim Wenders says that photography is like the last look at the world. But there can be not only the feeling of disappearance, there also needs to be the feeling of the apparition. Memory is an exceptional force to renew our amazement, as if we were children eager for the time of yesterday to imagine that of tomorrow. Anyone who proceeds undaunted without reckoning with memory is a destroyer.