Alexandra Dautel – May You Continue to Blossom


Alexandra Dautel – May You Continue to Blossom

Diploma project by Alexandra Dautel

Is it possible to live together as equals far from the known models of our societies? My investigation into a community in Israel, a kibbutz, lies at the crossroads between utopia and dystopia. This was in fact a school for “self-learning”. Totally isolated, talking about the past there was forbidden. However, utopia hides many secrets, or at least was hiding many. This group of friends who left Jerusalem to settle in the Negev desert followed a man, “a guru, leader, servant, older brother, teacher, friend, lover…”. It is still difficult at this time to define his exact role.