C-type, colour, digitally manipulated photograph, 15.7 x 15.7 in
Edition of 30
Courtesy of the artist
Travel, to Lithuanian surrealist photographer Ceslovas Cesnakevicius, is not relaxing - it is a purposeful search for a specific, suitable landscape, constrained by the movement of the sun.
In Finland, Cesnakevicius found the appropriate setting for his top-hatted illusionist, who appears often in his work: his 'traveller' has harnessed the clouds and is floating, in his basket, across Lake Vetojarvi.
To Cesnakevicius, being able to fly represents freedom, an ideal: “You're not linked to any traffic or any people around you, you're by yourself...nobody is bossing you around, you're not responsible for anything". His Hail New World series continues the theme.
Hedge, issue 33, February 2015, pp68-76