The Residual Luster Of The Sun

The island of Lemnos, the land of Hephaestus and the Argonauts, is located on the NorthEast Aegean Sea in Greece. It is the origin of my family and a place of reference, reflection, and inspiration for myself. It is my sanctuary.

I have spent almost every summer of my life taking trips and long walks reaching the most remote ends of the island, immersing myself in the heart of the ancient land, meeting the people, and absorbing the volcanic energy of the place.

During my visit in July-August 2019, I embarked on a series of nocturnal wanderings across the landscape and villages, echoing the sun’s residual luster. From sunset to sunrise, the flashlight’s frequency and directionality reflect a state of mind. Emphasizing and poeticizing the mundane and dreadful, highlighting a frame-grab of reality, which escapes a passive reading of space. Transforming poignant moments into dreamlike anticipation and nostalgia.

“… Look, love, what envious streaks

Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east.

Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day

Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.

I must be gone and live, or stay and die. “

Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. Act III. v

“… Look, love, what envious streaks

Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east.

Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day

Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.

I must be gone and live, or stay and die.” 

Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. Act III