BEING & EASTERNNESS t-shirt

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BEING & EASTERNNESS t-shirt

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In a rather ironical manner, it is not just the rest of the modern world that doesn’t comprehend Eastern Europe, but also Eastern Europeans themselves. When it comes to a clear allegiance to well-defined boundaries, Eastern Europeans find themselves in a perpetual journey of self-discovery (as well as self-definition). In a sort of perpetual metaphysical uneasiness, this lack of competence to come to terms with their past and to produce rational explanations concerning their present and future represents, ultimately, one of the most distinguishable characteristics of Eastern Europeans. If you will, it is this very alienated sense of rootlessness and refined isolation that defines them. The phantasms that shape an Eastern European paradigmatic identity are characterised by an uncanny form of rootless nostalgia: a nostalgia for displacement, and, at the same time, an apparent longing toward the anguish. Being & Easternness is therefore whimsical on the surface, yet mournful in truth.


White Round Neck T-shirt by Stanley & Stella

Digital printing on 100% Organic ring-spun Combed Cotton (155 gsm)

Illustration for KAJET Journal by Volodea Biri

Printed in Bucharest, Romania