@ Free Lance - Visual Artist
based in Vinezac, France
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Matthias Koch ( www.matthiaskoch.co) is an artist and photographer originally from Germany. He lived and worked in Chile, Venezuela, Mexico and France and currently established his basecamp...
Hiroshima and Auschwitz have changed forever the way of humans to "be in the world". Both events are at the origin of a new era, there has been a before and an after. Nothing will ever be it has been before. Time does not stand anymore for an open future, time is now what remains, before the End. Hiroshima and Auschwitz, the origin of the time of the End.
Etymologically speaking, “origin” denotes “beginning”, “source”, “birth”, “rise” or “start”. Marcus Garvey, a renowned civil rights activist at the turn of the previous century, said “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
Who are we? Where do we come from? Where do we belong?
Since the dawn of time, cultures have shared origin myths, weaving an intergenerational chain linking the past to the present. From the Norse cosmology of nine home worlds unified by the World Tree Yggdrasil, to modern-day endeavors in genealogy and mapping one’s family tree, origin stories provide us with a sense and a place of belonging. Origins allow us to live in the present, with an eye on a future shaped by our collective past.