Ideal place, 2003-05, lambda prints, 75x100cm (diptych)

Ideal Place is a series of rather neutral photographic portraits combined with the statements of the protagonists about their personal understanding of the term “ideal place”, be it an abstract notion or an existing physical location. The answers are taken from interviews with people between 17 and 33 years of age, who were born and live in different countries of Eastern Europe. The series compares a variety of clichés related to Utopia, based on the individual experiences and personal desires of young people from Eastern Europe. On the other hand, the project, besides pointing to the underlying social issues, primarily draws attention to similarities in convictions and naive notions of happiness of people, regardless of the place from which they come.