The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings
This series originated from Yorgos Yatromanolakis’s unexpected return to his homeland and his stay there for four years. Isolated in the countryside of the island, he was constantly confronted with his traumatic past, his memories and himself. Gradually, through wandering in nature, a conceivable field of action was created within him, an intermediate space full of transformative dynamics, a place of becoming. These photographs are part of a personal notebook that was constructed through this experience, attempting to capture the cycle of an internal process of metamorphosis.
Yorgos Yatromanolakis lives and works between Athens and Crete. He works on long-term photography projects and turns them into books, experimenting with storytelling, materials and design. He has published three books, ‘Roadblock to Normality’, ‘Not provided’ and ‘The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings’. He is co-founder of artist- run space ‘Zoetrope’, in Athens and contributor of Phases Magazine.
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