Yiannis Pantelidis is proposing a consideration of the landscape stretching beyond the city and depending on it, by selecting as the arena of his photographic quest for the past five years, this very same territory in his native city, Thessaloniki. His aim seemed fascinatingly vague, from the very beginning: to feel for an invisible boundary, the field where city and nature penetrate each other, accomplishing both wins and defeats; the human ones being often more apparent, but not necessarily longer. The sites where he wandered as a flâneur, often reveal elements of abandonment or low degree of organization, since property right are still practiced there; however the nuclear powers keeping them in track are weaker. Nothing goes unnoticed: every broken twig, road patch, stepped upon bunch of grass, every dotted i and crossed t of the landscape is captured in this topographic approach with the quiet, meticulous gathering of information.
All images ©Yiannis Pantelidis