TOPI RUOTSALAINENTravels Into Several Remote
Nations of The World 14.5.2010 – 6.6.2010
Like Lemuel Gulliver* I hoped to enter an adventure someday. When I finally set off, I ended up in the middle of several peculiar worlds.
My journey took me to the other side of the mundane everyday life, in the midst of great wonders. I met forms of governing that led into abandoning of individual thought. I saw countless tiny people, like game pieces in a sandbox. I had to witness the transformation of individuals into a mass, but to my fortune I also experienced that the mass is likewise individuals. I encountered an enormous collective rat race which was impregnated with threats of the world outside and the future. I saw the grand halls of the rich and the fields of honor of the brave. I also came across the need of a human being to belong, to be part of a crowd or community.
From my own "Gulliver-perspective" I have now interpreted these worlds and the life, conventions and characteristics of their people.
*Jonathan Swift: Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships. 1726