SADE KAHRAI Am Globalism
The brutal quest and acclaim for travel and internationalisation in our society raises many questions for me. Societies have engaged in cultural exchange for ages: why should systematic action be taken just now to accelerate it? Do we seek greater understanding or are we just satisfying our curiosity? Are we perhaps seeking a new culture? Has our own culture grown old, is it dying out, becoming homogenized? Is travel indicative of the restlessness of our hectic society, our inability to remain in one place, to come to a halt? Or is it just that easy travel makes us all travellers and travel has become just another hobby?
The world now contains a growing number of people for whom airports are all one and the same and hotel rooms interchangeable. These people are always away and at the same time, always at home. Place no longer matters. Or does it?
I am globalism is a collection of series of photographs dealing with the lifestyle of cultural exchange and mobility from a travelling artist´s point of view. The photographs on display include recent pictures from my stay at artist residences in Africa and Iceland as well as ones taken during travels in 2000-2006.