Prolaz, project about the continuous change experienced in the Balkans over the last years. It’s about the complexity of the human condition during the region’s transition toward democracy. It’s a personal view on the tension and the contradiction occurring here.
I started my journey in 2004 from Istanbul, I decided to start from Turkey, to capture the influence of Ottoman Empire in the Balkans.
And continue in subsequent years in different cities and surroundings from Albania, Bosnia, Bucharest, Croatia, Hezegovina, Kosovo, Istanbul, Macedonia, Montenegro, Sofia, Serbia, Skopje, Thessaloniki.
A land of unsure boundaries, where opposites both attract and repel each other. The last decade has violently changed the physical and psychological dimension of these towns, evolving them into a nationalist drama and perhaps the conclusion of an irreversible sense of their own being. Nevertheless, there are vibrant feelings of hope and fear, stemming from the people’s conflicting sense of their cultural heritage.
- Steve Maraboli (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
Pyongyang responds to US-South Korea drills by firing missiles off the country’s east coast, South Korea defence ministry says
So the US and South Korea can fire off as many rounds of live ammunition and have simulations of invading and destroying the DPRK, but when the DPRK does the same thing in response by practicing defense in event of war, they are a evil and crazy warmongering dictatorship -_-
Every weekday for the past 50 years, from eight o’clock in the morning to eleven o’clock at night, U.S. fighter planes in Korea have dropped 400 to 700 bombs on the Koon-ni range less than one mile from local villages. The targets for the bombs are islands in the beautiful Aia bay where the people derive their livelihoods by fishing. As the A10 and F-16 U.S. fighter aircrafts swoop over the countryside, they drop depleted uranium (DU) shells. The DU shells add radioactive contamination to the other toxic wastes and oil that have been accumulating near these villages for the last half century. [x]
- One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
"I believe the human brain knows and perceives more than we ourselves realize. For instance, what for me constitutes the end of the film, is the scene in which Chihiro takes the train all by herself. That’s where the film ends for me. I remember the first time I took the train alone and what my feelings were at the time. Most people who can remember the first time they took the train all by themselves, remember absolutely nothing of the landscapes outside the train because they are so focused on the ride itself." (Hayao Miyazaki)
- Friedrich Nietzsche (via silencemadenietzschecry)
I’ve already blogged this before but it basically sums up my entire philosophy much better than I ever could so here we are.