Grappling with the pervasive feelings of loss, loneliness, and isolation that overcome everyone—immigrants and natives alike—this series takes the surrounding sea as a grounding force in an otherwise unsteady world.
“Infinite Perimeter” is a project about human identity as it exists within the current stage of capitalism. It is about the feelings of loss, loneliness, and isolation that everyone—not only immigrants—can experience, both in their homeland and abroad. It is about the sense of being exiled even from ourselves.
These pictures were taken on the island of Crete, between May 2014 and May 2017. The protagonists of the story are my friends and family members, as well as people I approached along the way.
The dominant role in this sequence of images is played by the surrounding sea, which defines the limits of how much man can change the landscape.
The photographs are not a strict document of experience and locale; rather, they depict a place that is defined by explicit morphological characteristics, though it remains conceptually and geographically boundless. Continue reading.
Photographs and text by Michalis Poulas