A PLACE DOES NOT BECOME A PLACE UNTIL SOMEONE HAS BEEN THERE
A PLACE DOES NOT BECOME A PLACE UNTIL SOMEONE HAS BEEN THERE (2021)
Work in progress
"A place does not become a place until someone has been there" shows photographic and cinematic images taken on a trip through Iceland.
Self-portraits of a romanticized, lonely traveler are juxtaposed with landscape shots of Iceland, which are repeatedly disturbed by text or icons from Europe's largest outdoor platform.
Andreas Hopfgarten constructs a fictional adventure that interweaves outdoor tourism, colonialism, and masculinity.