Nobody Likes To Be Hindered By Worldly Troubles

It all started with the idea of beauty, the sublime and a longing for silence. In times were everything is framed into a format to problematize reality as kind of market driven neuroticism, I longed to escape into a troubleless, and perfect world, a kind of naive desire for a peaceful beautiful world. I like thinking on how utopia could look like. The influential Chinese landscape painter Guo Xi (c. 1020-1090) who wrote a sentence which felt appositely to our times, “Nobody likes to be hindered by worldly troubles”. It feels that we as people misbehaved in heaven, that we were kicked out to suffer on earth, longing to get back. But we have no clue how.

Photographer(s): Text:
Franky Verdickt Franky Verdickt
Format: Pages:
20,5 x 26,5 cm 120 + 40 pages booklet
Design: Images:
Lofi Studio 109
Publisher: Binding:
Self-published Hardcover in white broken linen
Printer: Printing:
Stevens Print Offset
Date: Edition:
November, 2015 300
Brussels, Belgium