(Athens, Juni 2020)
Milena Deparis (Brighton, United Kingdom)
During these difficult and changing times, the empty streets present a multitude of complexities and questions regarding confinement and freedom, isolation and protection, and the value of human presence and labour, or the lack thereof. Empty Streets is a series of digital photographic collages made up of pre-Apocalypse photographs taken in Brighton, U.K. and Athens, Greece. These digital collages combine images of a world before our current pandemic: a world where expressive walls and bare streets perhaps did not have the same significance as in the present moment. Our current reality reveals to us the unadulterated Truth about the world we live in. A truth that exposes in full capacity the disastrous effects – in the past, present and future – of Capitalism on our planet and the people who inhabit it.