Educational relics

In many areas in Greece numerous army training camps that were built since the 1950’s were eventually abandoned. As child, I was living very close to one such camp and used to play in it when nobody was there. I visited a similar camp some years ago and was fascinated by the fact that time has turned it into a monument for an era that used to be extremely authoritative – back then, also formal education felt a lot like army training. The place now is a huge area full of blocks of cement standing like obsolete books in a deserted library, to remind us of how young people used to be formed under extreme discipline and sterile authoritativeness, making us wonder how much things have actually changed and whether this lust for control still survives within us and our reformed educational system. Photoeching and printing have been chosen as the best media for expressing the time distance, the detachment from content and the ghost quality that haunts all ruins.