“We are our shadows”

matebian

If you like this image by Wolf Böwig called “Matebian”, please take a look at the photo/essay “Shadows, Dreams and Shapes: The Lulik Reality” by Böwig and Pedro Rosa Mendes. (It also exists in Portuguese. Careful, it is a big download.)

Rosa Mendes writes,

In Timor, the dead or the part of them that survives, are the geography of their own relationships, in the literal sense of the word, the lines that establish contact between two points, two people, two lives. That defines a concept of life as a symmetry, with two reciprocal locales. It is not the elimination of one of them that will make – just the opposite – the other lose sense of where it is, or the place to which it belongs, and of where it is going.

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