16 February, 2015

Medieval Period

Photos: This chapter contains in total 19 images, Of which I show 9 here.

The Medieval Period
To capture the enclosed space of the Middle Ages, I walked the oldest pilgrim’s route – the Camino Primitivo: literally, the Original Way – to Santiago de Compostela. The medieval pilgrim was sent on this journey to do penance for his sins. To attain enlightenment or seek adventure, these were the aims of the pilgrim. For traditional Christianity, human self-realisation lay in self-reflection. Accordingly, my focus lay on personal repentance, the path, the Church, and reflecting on the hereafter. The pace was determined by my footsteps. My final destination on this pilgrimage was Finisterre: a place long believed to be, as its name implies, the end of the earth. In medieval days, after all, the earth was thought to be flat.

For more information on the visual approach, take a look at the artist statement here