R - ICELAND
LOST IN ICELAND
Begin a journey is crossing a threshold. It means getting lost and taking leave of the senses of your own free will.
Getting lost is the starting condition to settle into the unknown; getting lost is being permanently amazed about the world; getting lost is abandoning a previous social and cultural context, it is the reversal of a cultural process, the fading of the attention for the old world.
The journey means being overwhelmed by fuali, that is the “over there”, and the “far away”. The fuali is situated in space, but without physical or geo- graphical location. It is not a de ned territory, but a space, in which bounda- ries keep moving; it is a place and a moment in the course of time, and at the same time, outside of it.
This journey is nding yourself in a land under the forces of nature, that is not explored at all, and not on a human scale.
The new space hasn't a de ned structure, it's oating. It is a world that con- stantly moves, de ned by drifting and breaking; these are elements of a unu- sual land if compared with the one known, described by centers, thresholds and boundaries. The places are unde ned and unpredictables, so they have the istantaneousness and unpredictability of real presences.
In this journey no place is univocal, and the eyes stare at the landscape, creating links trough the metamorphosis made by their perception.