Nostalgia tells the story of an immigrant’s remembrance of a life disrupted by war. Cold earth and blackened gun-metal. Taking with you only the most precious and essential. Cast alone amongst thousands; forced, overnight, to leave their home, their family, their animals, and the places they love; fractious, precarious, putting their lives in the hands of strangers. You still feel it, every moment. It’s hard to forget who you used to be, and what was once yours. The new identity is painful, one described by your nationality, an absence, and the place where your heart still lies.
Monika K. Adler is a Polish photographer and avant-garde filmmaker, known for her challenging and provocative photography and experimental films. Her works have shown in hundreds of photography, video art and film festivals, art museums and galleries worldwide.