Atomic age

Denis Golovey, Belarus

We are born in Belarus – a country with its special climate and culture. Unfortunately, we also have inequalities in freedom of expression, in education opportunities and we cannot travel as easily as in the USA or in Europe. When it comes to everyday life, politics or social issues, we often want to run away to another world, a calmer and more detached one.

There is a very short and specific period of time when a person can be what they feel like and behave absolutely liberated without fear of being condemned. Such moments of independence and frankness became the object of my research. This work is about a way of avoiding problems, but avoiding in this case is a reaction to external pressure. This is an exodus into oblivion.

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